In primary teeth when a cavity (black area on the picture) is deep in contact with the pulp (=nerve) (red area on the picture) of the tooth then a pulpotomy may be necessary.

In a pulpotomy procedure the superficial part of the pulp (=nerve) (middle tooth on the picture) is removed due to its close proximity with the cavity in order to eradicate any possible infection of the top part of the nerve and stop its spread in the radical pulp (root nerve). By doing so, we can usually maintain the tooth in the mouth in a healthy condition for few years till its normal exfoliation. The success rate of the pulpotomy is 75% and a follow up is needed in order to confirm its success.

When a tooth receives a pulpotomy becomes brittle and it always needs a stainless steel crown.

Age one
First visit to the dentist at the latest|
Brushing teeth
Brushing teeth from age one = A treasure for your child's teeth|
No more than 3 sugary snacks per day|
Dummy sucking
Better stop between 2-4 years old|
Thumb sucking
If your child is above 4 years old and is still thumb sucking, then we can help you|
Dental prevention starts from pregnancy|
First tooth
First baby tooth erupts between 6/10 months|
Juices and soft drinks
Frequent consumption of juices and soft drinks can destroy your teeth fast|
Dental decay is the most frequent childhood disease|
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatments in the dental office twice a year can decrease dental decay by 40%!|
Sealants can save the molar teeth from dental decay|
Fluoride causes no harm in the correct dose|
Mouth breathing
Chronic mouth breathing can cause serious orthodontic problems|
First exam
First orthodontic exam at age 6-7 years old|
Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is for all ages|
Dental phobia can be managed professionally|
Special needs
Children with special needs can find help in our office|