Medina Pediatric Dentistry

Specialized care for infants, children,

adolescents, and special needs.


The dental pulp has nerves and blood vessels. When the pulp is injured through tooth decay or truama, the primary tooth can abscess. A pulpotomy is a procedure used to save a tooth when the nerve of the tooth is infected by decay or exposure. If this condition is left untreated it may affect the bone around the developing tooth or result in facial swelling and loss of the tooth.

The treatment involves removing the infected portion of the dental pulp and cleaning,medicating and sealing the area.

In selected cases, the pulpotomy is an excellent way to save the primary tooth. After the pulpotomy  treatment, a stainless steel crown is usually paced to prevent fracture of the tooth.