Dr Fatemeh Mobaraki

Root canal treatment

If your child’s primary tooth has extensive decay or has been damaged by trauma, action may be needed to restore the integrity of the tooth and prevent infection from spreading to surrounding teeth. After a set of X-rays are taken, your dentist will be able to assess the extent of the infection and recommend treatment.

If the decay or trauma is confined to the crown of the tooth, a pulpotomy may be recommended. When a cavity gets really deep, close to the pulp of a tooth, or even into the pulp, the pulpal tissue becomes irritated and inflamed. A pulpotomy is when the inflamed pulp chamber, usually on a baby molar, is removed. The dentist will remove all the infected material in the pulp of the crown only, leaving the living tooth root intact. After a pulpotomy on a baby molar, the empty space will be filled with a pulpal medicament and a stainless steel crown will be placed to restore the tooth.

After the completion of Pulpectomy/Pulpotomy a crown/cap is recommended. Failure to have the tooth properly restored with a crown in a timely manner (generally within 10 days) significantly increases the possibility of failure of the Pulpectomy/Pulpotmy procedure or tooth fracture.


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