Pulpotomy

What is Pulpotomy?

A pulpotomy is the removal of a portion of the pulp, including the diseased aspect, with the intent of maintaining the vitality of the remaining pulpal tissue by means of a therapeutic dressing. A healthy tooth has a space inside it called the "pulp space" which is filled with soft tissues - nerves, blood vessels and pink connective tissue. If a tooth gets a large cavity, the bacteria in the decay can damage the pulp, which is often what causes toothache.

Damage to the pulp of permanent teeth usually requires a Root Canal Treatment or Endodontic Therapy. The pulp of primary or deciduous teeth, which only have to survive until an adult teeth come in, and because they have a better blood supply, can sometimes be saved.

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If tooth filling is safe for a 3 year old kid?

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Yes, its absolutely safe

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Doctor, my 4 year old's teeth were in bad condition. So he had to undergo two pulpotomy and some crowns. A month later, he is complaining of some...

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cheek biting, round off the shar edges of crown,

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I recently had a filling in my tooth. I wasn't happy so returned to the dentist a week later as I felt the filling was very far up the tooth and...

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