Painless One Sitting Root Canal for Kids
Pulpotomy is a procedure in which all the infected material above the canals, within the crown portion of the tooth, is removed. This is the decay extending into the pulp, but not into the root. If the pulp root remains unaffected by injury or decay and the problem is isolated to the pulp tip, the Dentist may leave the healthy part alone, and only remove the affected pulp and surrounding tooth decay.
- It can be performed as a standalone treatment on milk teeth and developing permanent teeth in children, as a quick emergency temporary relief measure to relieve pain.
- After a pulpotomy on a baby tooth, the resulting gap is then filled with a biocompatible, therapeutic material, which prevents infection and calms the remaining nerve tissue.
- Then a stainless steel crown will be placed to restore the tooth, and to provide complete support and protection, minimizing the risk of future fractures.
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 the 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.