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.