Pulpotomies

dentist office performing pulpotomies in Taylorsville West Valley Utah
If cavities and dental decay are left alone for too long, they can penetrate the protective layer of the tooth called the “enamel” and infect the “pulp” of the tooth. Since the tooth’s nerves are located in the pulp, your child may experience a toothache and the tooth may even die if not treated soon enough.

Once the pulp is infected, a procedure called a “pulpotomy” is needed. During a pulpotomy the infected pulp of the tooth is removed and a medicated filling is inserted in its place. This will protect the remainder of the healthy pulp from infection and will keep the tooth alive.