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A child holding a model tooth.Your child’s teeth are important for many reasons. You do your best to make sure that their teeth remain clean, which helps the teeth to remain strong and healthy. Clean, healthy teeth allow your child to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. In some cases, however, problems can arise that affect the health of their teeth. These issues, such as cavities and physical damage, can result in infections and pain. At Portland Children's Dentistry, we can help to treat damaged and infected teeth. Depending upon the severity of the issue, we may a pulpotomy.


A pulpotomy is a treatment similar to a root canal. It is essentially a root canal for a baby tooth that helps to restore a tooth affected by a cavity that has started to approach the pulp, or soft tissue, inside. This treatment is done when the decay is confined to the crown, or top portion, of the tooth. It is much less invasive than an adult root canal, where the entire interior of the tooth is treated, including the root.

The first step of a pulpotomy is removing the decay.

Next, the top portion of the pulp, the area affected by the decay, is removed. The root of the tooth remains intact. The inside of the crown is thoroughly cleaned out, and medication is applied where the nerve used to be. This helps to stop bleeding and destroys any bacteria that might still be inside.

The last step of the treatment is to place a dental crown, which provides the treated tooth with protection as well as strength. This way, your child’s baby tooth can remain right where it is until it is ready to fall out on its own.

If your child has a damaged or decayed tooth, treatment is needed right away. Call Portland Children's Dentistry at (503) 893-2889 today to schedule an appointment.

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Portland Children's Dentistry in Portland, OR
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Portland, OR 97210
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