When decay is large or progresses without treatment, it can extend into the nerve of the tooth, therefore requiring nerve treatment. In an adult tooth, this treatment would be a root canal, but in baby teeth it is a simpler version of a root canal called a pulpotomy (“baby root canal”). The pulpotomy involves removing part of the nerve of the tooth and placing a soothing medication in the area. The tooth will be covered with a stainless steel crown to prevent fracture or any bacterial contamination.

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