Pulpal therapy is like a root canal for kids. In Las Vegas, Children’s Dentistry performs pulpal therapy to treat a preserve a child’s natural tooth that has been affected by an injury or tooth decay.
Does Your Child Need Pulpal Therapy?
The soft tissue inside the teeth is called the pulp. When a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, the pulp may be exposed to bacteria, causing infection and pain.
To determine if your child needs to undergo pulp therapy, our Las Vegas dentists will be able to diagnose if a tooth is diseased. Some symptoms of a tooth with infected pulp include chronic or frequent toothaches, swelling, and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
The Pulpal Therapy Procedure
With pulpal therapy, we can remove the infected pulp instead of extracting the entire tooth. Your child may be sedated for the procedure, and then the treatment site will be numbed to prevent discomfort. The dentist will remove the diseased pulp and clean the canals of the tooth. The pulp is then replaced with a therapeutic material. The last step is to cap the repaired tooth with a dental crown to protect it and make it look just like a normal tooth.
Schedule Your Appointment
We provide a full range of pediatric dental services from any of our six locations throughout the Greater Las Vegas region. If you think your child needs to undergo a kids’ root canal in Las Vegas, contact our office to make an appointment today.