Preventive and Diagnostic
“Pulp” or “nerve” treatment is used to treat damage to the inside of a tooth, also known as the dental “pulp.” Once damaged by dental caries or injury, the pulp will gradually decay if left within the tooth.
There are two types of “children’s root canal” treatment:
Pulpectomy: This treatment is necessary when the entire pulp is damaged or diseased. The decayed pulp tissue is removed from the crown and the root, the canals are cleaned and filled. Once the treatment is complete, we can place a final restoration to protect the tooth.
Pulpotomy: This treatment involves removing the pulp only from the crown of the tooth and packing the chamber with material that will help restore the tooth until it is time for it to exfoliate (or fall out on its own naturally).
With a gentle, caring manner, Dr. Farrah has a comprehensive education in behavior management, sedation and anesthesia techniques. She will select a technique based on the specific health needs of your child, then discuss the benefits, limits and risks of that technique with you.
So that both you and your child are comfortable, Dr. Farrah will be happy to meet with you prior to this type of sedation and answer any questions you may have and discuss the risks and benefits of general anesthesia prior to treatment.