Digital radiographs offer a reduced amount of radiation, high-speed technology and a more comfortable experience. Radiographs are a vital and necessary part of your child's dental diagnostic process. Radiographs spot much more than cavities and without them, certain dental conditions can be missed.
The superficial affected nerve is removed with a sterile diamond bur and medications are placed over the nerve with an intermediate restorative material. In some cases the permanent restoration may be placed.
The entire nerve in the pulp chamber is removed and the remaining nerve in the canals is medicated and sealed. The tooth is then restored.
This procedure is done on newly erupted permanent teeth of children. The entire pulp chamber along with the nerve inside the canals of the roots are removed. Since it can take 2-3 years before the root formation is complete from the time teeth erupt, the newly forming teeth may not have gone through full formation of their roots and its apex. In order to facilitate root apex formation the roots are filled with Calcium Hydroxide, which over time are replaced with dentine and cementum, the natural root constituents.
If the nerve of the deciduous tooth is damaged to the point that an abscess has formed under the tooth, extraction may be the only option. the reason is to protect the permanent underlying tooth from any damage caused by the infection. In certain instances if the process of eruption of the permanent tooth is not within the near future, a space maintainer may be used after extraction. This device prevents the adjacent teeth from moving into the area where the permanent tooth is to erupt into.