With a Pulpectomy
Treat Infections With a Pulpectomy
Pulpectomy in Newmarket, ON
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What is a pulpectomy?
With a pulpectomy, we remove the inner soft tissue (i.e. the pulp) from an infected tooth. This procedure is also described as a partial root canal treatment since it comprises the first half of a root canal treatment and is commonly performed on baby teeth.
However, it differs from a root canal treatment. We commonly use a resorbable material upon filling the tooth’s canals, as the roots of baby teeth are resorbed when your child’s adult teeth erupt.
To help your child avoid serious dental issues, we highly recommend regular dental visits at least twice annually. Call or email us at your earliest convenience to book their next checkup or if you think they may already have a problem with their teeth!
When is it needed?
We may recommend a pulpectomy in Newmarket when the pulp of your child’s teeth has become infected in such a way that it cannot only be resolved with antibiotics. It is typically performed on children’s infected baby teeth to help reduce the risk of early baby tooth loss, which can cause bite and alignment problems.
If left untreated, this type of infection would likely create an abscessed tooth, leading to swelling of their face, head, or neck. Additionally, without proper treatment, young patients would likely experience bone loss in the surrounding region, as well as an infection of the surrounding bone and soft tissues.
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How do we perform it?
A pulpectomy in Newmarket, ON, does not have to be daunting, especially with local anesthesia to freeze the affected tooth’s site. There are four necessary steps involved in this procedure:
- First, our dental team will create a small access hole in the surface of your tooth.
- Next, we will remove the pulp, decayed nerve tissue, and related debris from the tooth’s canals.
- Then, we thoroughly disinfect the root canal with an antibacterial solution, then prepare it to receive the filling material by slightly enlarging and shaping it.
- Lastly, we will fill the tooth’s root canals, pulp chamber, and surface access hole with a restorable material and seal it.
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