Drs. Kroll: Ventura Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist

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A convenient way to teeth straightening for teens and adults.

Clear Aligners

A filling is used to treat a small hole, or cavity, in a tooth.

Fillings

A way to lower the risk of injuries to the teeth, lips, and tongue.

Mouth Guards

Designed to maintain your teeth straight after clear aligners.

Retainers

A way to reduce cavities and tooth decay in children.

Sealants

A way to ensure that your child’s mouth has adequate space for the adult tooth.

Space Maintainers

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​Insurance may cover up to $2,500 for orthodontics. Combine it with your FSA or HSA for extra savings.

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What is pulp therapy?

Ventura pulp therapy focuses on removing damaged pulp tissue from your child’s tooth. When pulp tissue is damaged or exposed, this causes swelling, throbbing pain, and sensitivity to cold and hot foods and beverages. The pulp can become infected and spread the infection to your child’s other teeth and throughout their body. Pulp is soft tissue located inside your child’s tooth; it contains nerves and blood vessels that provide the tooth with nutrients and keep the tooth alive.


Types of Pulp Therapy


We use two procedures for pulp therapy in Ventura:


Pulpotomy


A pulpotomy removes damaged pulp tissue from the crown of your child’s tooth. We remove the damaged tissue so that it doesn’t affect your child’s remaining healthy pulp that is in the roots of their tooth. Once the damaged tissue is gone, we disinfect the tooth and insert a protective material. We then place a crown or filling to protect the tooth.


Pulpectomy


A pulpectomy is a more intensive form of pulp therapy that removes all the pulp from a tooth’s crown and roots. After we remove the damaged pulp, we clean and disinfect the tooth before filling it with a protective sealing material. Your child’s body will absorb this material when their permanent tooth starts to erupt. We’ll place a filling or crown to strengthen and restore the tooth.

What are the benefits of pulp therapy?

Pulp therapy in Ventura ensures that infected pulp tissue doesn’t affect their oral health by spreading the infection to their gums, other teeth, or into their bloodstream. Untreated dental infections are a serious health condition that can cause fever, difficulties breathing, and trouble swallowing. Treating a tooth with pulp therapy can help save the tooth. When your child prematurely loses a baby tooth, their other teeth can shift, leading to crowding and bite problems that increase their risk of tooth decay. Their permanent teeth may be unable to properly erupt, requiring extensive dental treatment.

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How does pulp therapy improve your child’s oral health?

Pulp therapy has several benefits:


Helps save your child’s tooth


We encourage procedures that help your child keep their natural teeth. This prevents the problems associated with missing baby teeth. It’s usually less costly and better for their oral health to save the baby tooth.


Reduces pain and discomfort


A damaged tooth causes severe discomfort that makes it hard for your child to focus and tend to their personal responsibilities at school and home. Pulp therapy in Ventura will quickly alleviate their pain so they feel their best.


Restores your child’s smile


The restorative procedure that we use after pulp therapy restores the appearance of your child’s tooth so they’re confident about their smile.

Pulp Therapy

TREATMENT

A way to preserve a baby tooth with extensive decay or injuries. We try to save baby teeth when possible so that they can hold space for permanent teeth to properly grow in.

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Dr. Phil, DDS, MS, MAGD, FAIID

Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist