Pulp Therapy in Highland's Ranch & Castle Pines
The health of your child’s smile is our highest priority from the outside in! A healthy smile means more than simply looking great; a healthy smile starts from the inside. Sometimes, children’s teeth can be vulnerable to infection that affects the inside of the tooth. When the inside of a tooth is infected, it can lead to necessary treatment, like pulp therapy. Pulp therapy relieves pain and discomfort, and it also protects your child’s smile from further infection, decay, chips or breaks, and even an extraction.
Our team at Sierk Children’s Dentistry wants nothing more than for your child to grow into a happy, healthy adult with a stunning smile. When children need a little extra help caring for their teeth, we are here to make sure they receive the gentle and kind dental care they deserve. One of the many comprehensive services we offer to help protect tiny teeth is pulp therapy.
What Is Pulp Therapy?
Pulp therapy—also called a “pulpotomy” or a “baby root canal”—allows Dr. Jon to gently remove infected pulp tissue from the tooth. The pulp of a tooth is the central core, which contains nerves, blood vessels, connective tissues, and cells.
Pulp therapy in pediatric dentistry helps maintain the vitality and appearance of the affected tooth, so your child’s smile can stay strong and functional for many years to come! Pulp therapy may seem scary, but rest assured that your child is in the most capable, caring, and experienced hands.
How Does Pulp Therapy Work?
Our gentle pulp therapy helps us clean, disinfect, and fill a tooth affected by cavities or infection. Before Dr. Jon starts the treatment, he and our team make sure your child feels completely relaxed and comfortable. We have headphones, weighted blankets, TVs and more, for this very reason.
We will also discuss what happens during the treatment, so there are no surprises for kids or parents. Once our little patient is ready, Dr. Jon begins by anesthetizing the area, so your child doesn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the treatment.
Next, Dr. Jon places an antibacterial agent in the tooth to prevent bacteria from growing and to calm the nerves that remain in the tooth. Finally, Dr. Jon places a comfortable, shiny crown on the tooth to shield it from fractures and cavities and to complete your child’s one-of-a-kind smile.
Gentle Pulp Therapy for Kids
Our office is a relaxed, low-key space where our young patients and their parents can feel comfortable and at ease. We know dental treatment can sometimes make patients feel uneasy or anxious. That’s why we always focus on a gentle approach that prioritizes the child and parent’s peace of mind and comfort. The last thing we want is for your little one to be afraid of us. Our team at Sierk Children’s Dentistry truly cares for the well-being and happiness of our patients and their families.
To learn more about pulp therapy in Highlands Ranch and Castle Pines, please don’t hesitate to call our dental office at (303) 865-4066 or contact us here.