Nerve Treatments (Pulpotomies) in Prosper, TX

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About Nerve Treatments

If the cavity has already grown large, and is close to the nerve of the tooth, a “nerve treatment” may be necessary. Most parents think this procedure will be more uncomfortable for their child, however, this is not the case. Once your child is numb (just like for a filling), he/she doesn’t notice the difference in this procedure. In most cases, once a nerve treatment is needed for a tooth, a subsequent crown will be placed on that same tooth, to seal out any bacteria and continue to protect it.

Who is a candidate for nerve treatments?

WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry normally recommends nerve treatments for children who experience pain or sensitivity to hot and cold as a result of a cavity that cannot be alleviated by a simple dental filling or a crown. If your child has any of the above symptoms, our pediatric dentists will perform an examination and discuss the best plan moving forward. We may take images of your child’s teeth to help us understand the source of their pain and whether nerve treatment is appropriate. Our goal is to find the best solution for your child’s dental health.

Nerve treatment FAQs

How do I know if my child has a cavity?

It is important to take your child to the dentist regularly for professional cleaning and check-ups. A pediatric dentist like Dr. Lee can detect tooth decay during a routine exam before small problems become big ones. If you notice that your child has tooth pain that won't go away or is constantly chewing on one side of the mouth, they may have a cavity. Please call us for an appointment.

Can I treat a cavity on my own?

You can never treat a cavity on your own. If left untreated, tooth decay will continue to spread into the sensitive nerves of the tooth and cause pain. Our goal at WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry is to save your child's natural teeth through nerve treatment. We can provide tips and advice for keeping their teeth cavity-free for years to come.

How do we clean or care for a crown?

Crowns are durable and can be cleaned just like your other natural teeth. Remember to have your child brush and floss their teeth every day! Our pediatric dentists in Frisco, TX, can provide advice about cleaning techniques if something feels stuck between the crown and your child's gums or if a piece of food is lodged between the teeth.

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