If your child develops a cavity which reaches close to the pulp of their tooth, or even into the pulp, the area can easily become irritated and inflamed. If left untreated, this inflammation can eventually cause an abscess.

A pulpotomy can help to save and restore your child’s tooth, by removing the infected tooth pulp, sterilising the area, and sealing off the chamber to prevent reinfection.

In rare instances, your child may experience complications which mean their baby tooth needs to be extracted, usually due to a reoccurring infection.