Information on Pulp Therapy
In the centre of every tooth is the blood supply and nerve network of the tooth. This is called the pulp. The pulp can get damaged in a number of ways. In children the most common way is through tooth decay or traumatic injury which can lead to painful pulp exposure and inflammation. The goal of pulp therapy is to treat, restore, and save the affected tooth. If the pulp becomes infected the infection can spread to the rest of the body causing a localized abscess or in worse case scenarios: a brain abscess or sepsis.
Signs that your child could be suffering from pulp injury or infection:
- Sensitivity to warm and cool food temperatures, sweets
- Constant unexplained pain
- Swelling or redness around the affected tooth
- Unexpected looseness of the affected tooth