Pulp therapy in children, the signs and treatment
Pulp therapy is a treatment provided by Dr. Mona Houshiar and her team at Mona Dental for Kids in Spring, Texas. The procedure saves a tooth with a deep cavity into the nerve or severe infection that might not have another solution available.
What is pulp therapy?
Pulp therapy is a pediatric treatment that our team performs to address a tooth that might have an infection or other serious problems that would otherwise require the extraction of the natural tooth. The pulp therapy procedure is a specialized one that can save a tooth from extraction and allow the tooth to remain in the smile. It is often the better option as it doesn’t require a space maintainer.
What is the difference between pulp therapy vs. root canal?
These two procedures are the same. In fact, other names for the procedure include pulpectomy, pulpotomy, and nerve treatment. All have the same goal: to treat, repair, and maintain the affected tooth and protect it from permanent extraction.
What are the signs of pulp injury and infection?
Below are a few of the signs that may indicate a problem that may require pulp therapy to resolve:
- Nighttime pain in a tooth
- Constant toothache
- Teeth sensitive to cool and warm food and beverage temperatures
- Redness and swelling around the affected tooth
When should a child have pulp therapy performed?
Each situation is unique and requires a customized approach. First, Dr. Mona Houshiar will assess the child and provide a definitive diagnosis of the problem at hand. Then, treatment options are discussed to decide if pulp therapy or other dental interventions would benefit the child. In some cases, there may be more than one solution to the problem, and each option will be discussed to ensure parents make an educated decision on what is best for their child’s needs.
Learn more about pulp therapy for children
If you reside in Spring, TX, and believe your child may benefit from pulp therapy or other dental procedures to address pain or discomfort, now is the time to connect with Dr. Mona Houshiar to get a proper diagnosis and discuss appropriate treatment. The office is located at 20920 Kuykendahl Road, Suite E, and can be reached by phone to schedule a visit at (832) 662-3008.