Pulpotomy | Zirconia Dental Crowns Temple TX | Canyon Creek Dentistry

Serving Temple and the Surrounding Area Since 2001.

Infant & Toddler

Pulpotomy Expert in Temple TX

Is your child needing a pulpotomy in Temple, Texas? Let our expert children’s dentist help! Dr. Kinnari M. Prajapati, DDS is a leading pulpotomy expert at Canyon Creek Dentistry in Temple. We now offer Zirconia Dental Crowns for baby teeth.

We welcome and accept most insurance, including Medicaid, CHIP, Foster Program, Concordia, Metlife, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana, Aetna, Care Credit.

Infant & Toddler

What Is A Pulpotomy?

A pulpotomy is a procedure, typically done on children, in which the pulp of the tooth is removed and the root canal is left intact. These are done on primary teeth when tooth decay has reached the pulp.

When Should You Get A Pulpotomy?

These are typically done when the tooth decay has reached the pulp. However, a pulpotomy may also be recommended if your child complains of pain when cold or hot things touch their teeth. This is the leading sign that the caries have reached the root.

After an exam, if the tooth has been too badly decayed then a pulpectomy may be recommended. A pulpectomy is just the extraction of the tooth. This is because the primary tooth will eventually be replaced by the permanent tooth.


First, we will numb the area around the affected tooth. Then we will remove any decay that is on the tooth. Next, we will open up the pulp chamber using the drill. Once the chamber is opened, we will remove the pulp. If the pulp has been too decayed, we will extract the tooth. Last, the chamber is sealed and the tooth is restored using a zirconia dental crown.

If your child needs a pulpotomy, schedule your appointment with Dr. Prajapati today!

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