Pulpotomy

Pediatric Root Canals Performed in Succasunna, NJ

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Did you know that a root canal procedure can be performed on a baby tooth? It can—and sometimes should. For instance, if your child has a deep cavity in a primary tooth and the decay is too extensive to be addressed with a regular dental filling, a pediatric root canal (pulpotomy) may be the best option for saving the tooth and preventing complications.

Dr. Julia Springfield Polomski, the board-certified pediatric dentist at Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, offers comprehensive pediatric dentistry services, including root canals, in Succasunna, New Jersey. Dr. Julia treats children from infancy to adolescence, and she strives to create a comfortable, positive, and fun environment for her young patients and their parents.

Why Save a Baby Tooth With a Pulpotomy?

Like many parents, you might wonder why your child’s damaged baby tooth shouldn’t simply be extracted since it is going to fall out to make room for the underlying adult tooth anyway. But while a primary tooth is still in the mouth, it plays an important role in guiding the growth, development, and positioning of the permanent tooth that will replace it. Therefore, baby teeth should be saved whenever possible.

If your child needs a pulpotomy, they are in good hands with Dr. Julia, who has received advanced dental training in both the pulpotomy procedure and child behavior management. She is also skilled in the latest advances in pediatric sedation dentistry and will make your child feel as comfortable as possible while in her care.

If Dr. Julia performs a pulpotomy to remove your child’s infected tooth pulp, she may place a dental filling or crown to support the weakened tooth structure. Regardless, your child will leave our office feeling much better—and with a firm foundation in place for a lifelong healthy smile.

We’re Here for You

If you have any questions or concerns about pulpotomy, the team at Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in Succasunna, NJ, will be happy to answer them. To schedule your child’s complimentary consultation, call us today at 862.305.4930 or click here. We can’t wait to help your child achieve their perfect smile!