Pulpectomy is required if the infection involves both the tooth crown and the tooth root (when the entire pulp is involved).A pulpectomy is a non vital technique. It is a partial root canal. It is done as an emergency procedure in permanent teeth to relieve pain and is the first step in root canal therapy.
In a pulpectomy, all the diseased, infected or dead pulp tissue is completely removed from both the crown and root.
- The pulp chamber and the canals are thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and medicated.
- The tooth and tooth roots are filled with a suitable material to maintain the tooth in a non – infected state.
- In general, resorbable material is used to fill milk teeth, and non-resorbable material is used to fill permanent teeth. Either way, the final treatment step is to place a crown on the tooth to add strength and provide structural support.