What does pulpotomy mean?
The pulp refers to the nerve and blood tissue within the tooth. Pulpotomy removes the upper portion on the pulp that gets infected due to cavities or tooth trauma in the milk teeth, hence preserving its vitality till its shed.
How is pulpotomy done?
The infected part of the pulp tissue is removed using various devitalising techniques and the remaining uninfected part is preserved hence keeping the vitality of the tooth intact. The agent also calms down the remaining pulp tissue. The agent used to devitalise the infected pulp is Formocresol.
How long does it take?
It generally takes a single appointment for the procedure. its is followed by a filling or a crown which takes additional appointments.
When is this procedure required?
One needs this when the upper part of the pulp tissue of the milk teeth in kids is infected by a cavity or a trauma to the tooth. The remaining part of the pulp remains uninfected hence it is not touched. This is done only in the milk teeth which are soon to fall off.
Are there any alternatives?
We recognize and appreciate the fact that every patient is unique and their concerns are different, their clinical findings are different. hence, based on the clinical examination we here at Aesthetica Dental Implant Clinics, Kolkata can accordingly suggest you the other alternatives, best suited for your case.
""My kid had tooth issues. the was a big cavity and I thought it will have to be removed but the doctors very efficiently made a good treatment plan and saved the tooth. A very good team of doctors. Thankyou very much for your help. Will come back again."Nandita Ray