Nerve Treatment for Baby Teeth
Harmful bacteria in your mouth can lead to tooth decay and eventually cause infection. This is true for both primary and permanent teeth. If bacteria from a cavity spreads to the blood vessels and nerves that supply the tooth, it can cause pain or infection. Sensitivity, pain, swollen gums, or looseness of a tooth can be signs of an infection.
A pulpotomy may be indicated when bacteria gets to the nerves and blood vessels. In this case the infected tissue is removed and a material is placed that prevents the infection from growing any further. This may be a better option than removing the infected tooth, which could cause spacing and development issues as the child grows.