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What is a Pulpotomy?

A pulpotomy is a dental procedure in which a tooth’s pulp (the tissue containing blood vessels and nerves) is removed. This procedure is typically performed on baby teeth with large cavities or permanent teeth that have had trauma. Pulpotomies are generally considered to be less invasive than complete tooth extractions (where the entire tooth is removed), and can often help preserve nearby teeth and bone structure. In addition, pulpotomies can save decayed or damaged teeth that may otherwise require extraction.

There are a few key signs that you may need a pulpotomy or root canal therapy. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or exposed to hot or cold temperatures, this could be a sign that the pulp of your tooth is inflamed or infected. If you have developed a chipped tooth or crack in your tooth, this could also allow bacteria to enter the pulp and cause an infection. Finally, if you notice discoloration in your tooth, this could also be indicative of an issue with the pulp. If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is important to consult with our dentist to determine the best treatment. Pulpotomy is a common pediatric dental procedure used to save a tooth that has become decayed or infected. In addition, a pulpotomy and crown can often be completed in just one office visit, which is convenient for busy families.

A pulpotomy is a dental procedure that involves removing the pulp tissue from the crown of a tooth.

Purpose Of A Pulpotomy?

Root Canal Service

This procedure is typically performed on primary (baby) teeth that have been damaged or decayed. The purpose of a pulpotomy is to save the tooth and prevent it from needing to be extracted. By removing the diseased pulp tissue, the tooth can continue to function normally. Pulpotomies are frequently performed on teeth that have been cracked or chipped.

  • A pulpotomy involves removing the pulp tissue from the crown of the tooth while leaving some healthy pulp tissue behind. The pulp chamber is then filled with a special dental material called MTA.


    A pulpectomy involves removing all of the pulp tissue from the crown and root of the tooth. The pulp chamber and root canals are then filled with a special dental material called Vitapex. The procedure is usually done using local anesthesia, which numbs the tooth and surrounding tissues. A pulpectomy is generally performed in one visit.

The patient’s mouth is thoroughly examined for any signs of infection.

Before A Pulpotomy Procedure

X-rays may be taken to help identify the infected tooth and to help the dentist plan the surgery.

  • The first step in a pulpotomy procedure is to remove the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth.
  • The dentists will then place a medicated filling material into the cavity and seal it off with a crown or filling. This will protect the tooth from further damage
  • There are a few benefits of pulpotomy for kids. First, the procedure can help preserve the natural tooth structure and avoid the need for a dental extraction. This is important to maintain the space of the baby tooth, which prevents excess crowding of the permanent teeth. Second, a pulpotomy is a relatively quick and simple procedure that can be performed in the dentist’s office.

When a dentist performs a pulpotomy on a tooth, they are essentially removing the pulp from within the tooth.

After A Pulpotomy Procedure

After the procedure is performed, the patient may experience some discomfort and/or swelling in and around the area where the surgery was performed. However, these symptoms will subside in most cases within a few days.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, it is important to call your dentist as soon as possible. Left untreated, tooth pain can become increasingly more severe and may require more extensive dental work. Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry offers pulpotomy services for our patients experiencing tooth pain. A pulpotomy is a can help relieve the pain caused by a decayed or infected pulp. Schedule an appointment with us today to see if a pulpotomy is right for you!

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