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Pulpotomy / Pulpectomy

Modesto Kidz Dental Care provides you with a complete range of quality dental services for the youngest members of your family. We specialize in pulpotomy/pulpectomy when needed to maintain your children’s young teeth. These procedures generally referred to as pulp therapy in pediatric dentistry are typically need when cavities or traumatic injury occurs. Pulp therapy may also be referred to as a baby root canals.

Understanding the pulp of the tooth: Inside the tooth is the pulp which is nestled in the soft tissue or the nerve. The pulp consists of nerves, blood vessels, connective tissue and reparative cells.

What is a pulpotomy? During a pulpotomy, your dentist will remove the infected pulp tissue within the crown portion of the tooth. A medicine to treat the infection and calm the remaining nerve tissue is applied. Next, a crown is put in place to seal the tooth.

What is pulpectomy? When the entire pulp is involved, a pulpectomy will be required. During this treatment, your dental team at Modesto Kidz Dental will completely remove diseased pulp tissue from both the crown and root. The canals are then cleansed and medicated then covered with a crown.

Modesto Kidz Dental is here for you when your child needs pulp therapy. We will always work hard to relieve your child’s source of pain, protect as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, and keep the experience comfortable and positive every step of the way. Count on Modesto Kidz Dental when problems occur or for routine examinations for preventive maintenance. Contact us at (209) 578-3184 to schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team today.

Our Happy Patients

"I have brought my oldest here for almost 3 years and I plan to bring my other child as well because of how well each appointment has gone. Staff and Dentist are both very kind. I love the kid friendly atmosphere they have built. I would recommend to anyone I know in need of a dentist for kids."

Mari G Mari G.

"Th staff made my kids experience INCREDIBLE. Play area in waiting room with little bouncy ball dispenser made our wait a breeze! Once we went back staff was so friendly and there was even a tv screen on the ceiling above the chair. Trolls was on, big brownie points from my 4 yr old . And after The apt they gave each of my kiddos a super cute little tooth brush set and a token for another bouncy ball! Great place for the kiddos. Highly recommend ."

Tellisa J Tellisa J.

"Bright and clean play area in the waiting room. Polite and friendly staff at reception as well as in the back. They were great with my kids (including the baby). Clean and fun themed exam rooms with kids movies playing to keep the kiddies entertained. Fun Tooth brush kits were given to them when they were done as well as tokens so the kids could pick out there own prize from a coin op dispenser."

Elizabeth S Elizabeth S.
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