At Smile Lake Anna, our priority is to help you restore, save, and repair your natural teeth as often as possible. However, there are times when tooth removal becomes necessary.
Our dental practice offers tooth extractions in Spotsylvania, VA, for patients whose natural teeth cannot be saved. Our team of highly-trained dentists and hygienists will ensure that your experience is comfortable and stress-free.
Pediatric pulp therapy—also called a baby root canal, pulpotomy, or pulpectomy—is an endodontic treatment for children that aims to restore the health and function of baby teeth (and sometimes permanent teeth) that have been damaged by dental disease or tooth decay.
Pulp therapy is very similar to root canal therapy, except that root canal therapy is typically performed on adults and pulp therapy is a pediatric treatment performed on the primary teeth or permanent teeth of children.
The pulp of the tooth is the center part of each tooth that is made up of the nerves, tissue, and blood vessels that are vital to the health of the tooth. In children, the pulp of the tooth can be damaged due to poor oral hygiene habits, dental trauma, or something known as “baby bottle tooth decay,” which is when the tooth is damaged due to excessive exposure to sweet and sugary liquids.
If your child has an infected tooth, our dentist may recommend an endodontic procedure known as pulp therapy to restore health to the pulp chamber and strengthen and restore your child’s primary teeth and prevent other problems like early periodontal disease.
Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth from its socket. It may be performed because of the following reasons:
There are two types of dental extraction procedures: simple and surgical tooth extraction.
Our highly trained dental professionals offer comprehensive dental procedures for all aspects of your oral health, including dental extractions and wisdom tooth removal. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques for all of our surgical procedures to ensure that each patient receives the best dental treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
The dentist will send you home with a list of instructions on how to care for your extraction site after your tooth has been removed. It’s important to follow all instructions after a dental procedure to ensure your mouth heals quickly and properly.
Smile Lake Anna offers dental care for both children and adults. Our endodontic services include common procedures such as pulpotomies and pulpectomies, as well as root canal procedures. Dr. Clark is a board-certified dentist with experience in pediatric dentistry. Our friendly staff will provide the highest-quality services for your child and ensure the experience is a positive one. Contact us today to find out about our dental services for children.