Dr. Blevins may recommend a pulpotomy if he discovers inflamed and infected dental pulp during your appointment.
The pulp is the innermost chamber of your tooth that’s made up of nerve, connective tissue, and blood vessels. But you may experience pain if a large cavity penetrates and infects the pulp. In this situation, it’s important that you call our office as soon as possible to seek.
If left untreated, damaged pulp can lead to a painful abscess and increase your risk of needing the tooth extracted. This is why it’s important to get evaluated and treated as soon as possible.
When the pulp of permanent or primary teeth get damaged or infected, Dr. Blevins will recommend a root canal or endodontic treatment. These procedures can potentially save the natural teeth.
The process of removing the infected, damaged pulp and placing the medicated filling is the actual “pulpotomy.” Today, the term “pulpotomy” is oftentimes used to describe the entire process, which also includes the placement of medication in the pulp space.
When a pulpotomy is performed on baby teeth, it is sometimes referred to as a “baby root canal,” even though it’s technically not a root canal treatment.
The goal of the pulpotomy is to keep the canal pulp healthy and alive, which in turn, saves the natural tooth. Patients will receive a local anesthetic for this procedure to remain comfortable and pain-free.
Dr. Blevins and his team have the training, education, and experience to handle your Christian dental practice, we’re fully dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our patients.. If you feel any pain or discomfort, please do not hesitate to call our office. As a
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