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Understanding Pulp Treatment In Young Children

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Pulp Treatment In Young Children

As an adult, you or someone you know have likely undergone root canal treatment. This is a procedure that treats internal tooth infections and salvages the tooth to avoid removal. However, what if your child requires the same treatment? Surely they don’t have to undergo this painful procedure? Well, you’re right. With children, there is an alternative available known as pulp therapy that aims to treat the internal infection and avoid the need for removal. This procedure can be carried out on milk or permanent teeth, and is typically classified into vital pulp treatment and non-vital pulp treatment.  What Is Vital Pulp Treatment? Vital pulp treatment is a procedure that involves removing the entire pulp from the crown whilst leaving the roots in place. Typically, this treatment can’t be carried out if your child is suffering from swelling around...

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