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Nerve Treatment

Saving a decayed or injured tooth is critical to a child’s speech development, chewing and alignment of permanent teeth. When pulp tissue – the nerves, tissue, and blood vessels in the core of a primary or permanent tooth – becomes diseased, some or all of the pulp may need to be removed. This procedure is known as children’s root canal therapy or pulp therapy.

  • Pulpotomy. If the disease has not gone into the root, the diseased pulp tissue is removed and the remaining pulp is filled with an antibacterial agent.
  • Pulpectomy. When the pulp is diseased into the root canal, the entire pulp tissue is removed and the roots are cleaned.

A stainless steel or natural-colored crown is placed on the treated tooth to provide structural support. If Dr. Spatz determines that pulp therapy is the best treatment option for the affected tooth, we can perform the therapy in our office.