Mt. Horeb, WI (PRWEB)
May 23, 2017
Patients in need of a pulpotomy in Mt. Horeb, WI, are now invited to call Dr. Angela Cotey’s practice to schedule an appointment, with or without a referral. Dr. Cotey is a respected dental provider of general and pediatric dentistry services, and frequently offers pulpotomy treatments to pediatric patients as a healthy alternative to a tooth extraction.
When a child has a severely infected tooth, extraction is often recommended by general dentists. As a compassionate provider of leading pediatric dentistry services, Dr. Cotey recommends removing the infection from the tooth, whenever possible, rather than extracting the entire tooth. Extracting teeth can often cause more harm than good, especially in young patients whose teeth are still developing and growing.
When a tooth is extracted, it can cause space maintenance issues for permanent teeth and can contribute to overcrowding or misalignment. Saving a tooth helps keep the adjacent teeth in their proper places while restoring full dental functionality. Additionally, tooth extraction is often more costly than simply removing the infection from the tooth. For these reasons, Dr. Cotey encourages patients with tooth decay to receive a pulpotomy procedure rather than undergoing a tooth extraction.
During pulpotomy treatment, Dr. Cotey delivers a local anesthetic to numb the treatment site and reduce discomfort. She then uses special tools to create an opening in the top of the tooth and remove the pulp, bacteria and nerve tissue, as needed. All signs of tooth decay are removed with special instruments and the tooth is cleaned and medicated. A crown is then placed on top of the tooth to protect it from…