A pulpotomy is also known as a “nerve treatment” for baby teeth. Children’s teeth have three layers: the outer enamel, the spongy middle dentin and the inner pulp. If a cavity gets deep enough into the dentin and closer to the pulp, the tooth can become painful. In those cases, pulpotomies are indicated to help preserve the baby teeth until the permanent teeth erupt into place. The process is quick and your child will not notice the extra steps we take during treatment while s/he is already numb.