We know that as a parent or caregiver of a young child, your priority is their health and safety. From routine medical and dental checkups to feeding them a well-rounded diet, you work hard to keep their smile healthy. But did you know that it's common for cavities to develop in a child's baby (or primary) teeth? The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth!
When decay is severe, it may result in what's known as pulpitis (painful inflammation of the pulp). Your child's dental professional can perform a pulpotomy procedure to remove the part of the pulp that has been infected by tooth decay. But what exactly is a pulpotomy, and how will you know if it's needed? Let's go over everything you'll need to know about this procedure and possible treatments for pulpitis. This way, both you and your child will feel prepared!