dental care


Question by  Brian67 (39)

What is therapeutic pulpotomy?


Answer by  YourMoneyAnswerGal (654)

When the inner pulp of the tooth is removed to prevent it from aching,generally in the aftermath of a root canal to prevent nerve pain.


Answer by  joanneclancy (41)

It is really just a baby root canal. The 'pulp' is the nerve of a primary tooth in a child. The nerve will be removed the same way it is with an adult. After removing the nerve, a crown or a cap will be placed on top to cover the remaining tooth.


Answer by  bujji (133)

Therapeutic pulpotomy done to remove portion of nervous tissue, pulp chamber from the tooth which is suffering from the dental caries. Generally that gap later filled with intermetiate restoring material and whole tooth must be covered with the crown cap. Usually it is being performed in children to temporarily protect the tooth.


Answer by  drpremkunju (25)

pulpotomy is an endodontic treatment carried in decidious tooth or young permanent tooth. herein the coronal part of the pulp tissue inside a tooth is removed leaving out the pulp tissue in the root part and a inracanal medicament like calcium hydroxide or ZOE paste is placed.


Answer by  PJ24 (220)

In therapeutic pulpotomy, the top part of the tooth nerve (i.e. pulp chamber) is removed and replaced with a crown. This is required if the tooth is quite badly decayed.


Answer by  enu (452)

Therapeutic pulpotomy is the surgical removal of the coronal part of the pulp leaving behind the radicular pulp intact followed by the placement of a medicament to maintain the vitality of the radicular pulp. Normally the medicaments that are placed are calcium hydroxide dressing which promotes healing and formocresol dressing which sanitizes and fixes the pulp.


Answer by  Tim55 (618)

This can be painful at times and more importantly, expensive. Get a second opinion from another dentist if they think this is necessary.


Answer by  Jess54 (95)

It is when part of the nerve (or pulp) of a tooth is removed, a treatment that is usually made in temporary teeth.

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