Yakima's Family Dentist

Pulpotomy

This procedure may be performed in a primary (baby) tooth when a cavity extends into the nerve tissue.

We remove the nerve tissue from the pulp chamber from the crown of the tooth.  Then we treat the nerve tissue that descends into the root.  Next we cover and back- fill the pulp chamber.

This procedure is an attempt to maintain the viability of the tooth --to  keep it alive -- until it is lost and replaced by a permanent tooth.

 

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