Pulpotomy

About "Pulpotomy"

The vital portion of the tooth containing the nerves and blood vessels is called the pulp. It can get infected due to trauma or decay. The treatment involves the removal of the infected portion of the pulp. So, when the pulp tissue is removed only from the crown portion and not the root, it is called pulpotomy.

Related Terms: Pulpectomy, Dental Fillings, Tooth Cavity, Problem In Teeth, Antibiotics, General Anesthesia, Milk Teeth

Recently Answered Questions


Which is better for tooth abscess in 4 year old- pulpotomy or extraction?
Query: Hello doctor, My 4 year old kid has tooth abscess with pus on the upper arc of front teeth. The pus drains and again comes. We have given antibiotics but the problem again comes. What should we do now - tooth extraction or pulpotomy?  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pulpectomy is suggested as the front milk tooth has to remain at the position for about 7 to 8 years till the permanent tooth comes out. Else, the growth will be affected. If the kid cannot remain calm then extraction is possible. For more information consult a den...  Read Full »
 
Is it safe to get my son's dental treatment done under GA?
Query: Hello doctor, My son, 2 years and 10 months, has been suggested RCT (pulpotomy). Background: My son is breastfed and still feeds during sleep. He has complained of pain once or twice in the last three to four months. His oral habits are not good. He cries his heart out when we brush his teeth (norma...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, the molar tooth is exposed and needs pulpotomy. You need to brush his teeth more often, especially at night before sleep. Use a finger brush which can be worn on your fingers and u...  Read Full »
 
2.5 years old baby has problem in four teeth. Doctors suggesting for root canal treatment(RCT). Is it safe?
Query: Hello doctor, My 2.5 years old son has problem in four teeth (front, above) and doctors are suggesting for RCT (Root Canal Treatment). I have attached the pictures with this query (attachment removed to protect the identity). Here are my questions: Can RCT (Root Canal Treatment) be done for a 2.5...  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Thanks for attaching the pictures. Now I can answer your query in detail: This clinical picture represents a case of 'Nursing Bottle Caries'. That means, kids who take milk feed while sleeping or have the habit of keeping feeder in mouth for long and then sleep without brushing develop this typ...  Read Full »
 
How to Prevent Nursing Bottle Caries?
Article Overview: Almost all the mothers feed their children at night, when they are asleep. This feeding habit might lead to nursing bottle caries in children. This article discusses in detail the prevention and treatment of early childhood caries.  Read Article »
Dr. Nivedita Dalmia
Pedodontist

Nursing bottle caries is a type of tooth decay also known as early childhood caries/nursing bottle syndrome/rampant caries. In which Age Group, is Nursing Bottle Caries Usually Seen? Nursing bottle caries is usually seen in toddlers and infants.  Commonly Affected Teeth: Upper d ...  Read Article »
 
Is it normal to have numbness and toothache after pulpectomy?
Query: Hi doctor, I had pulpectomy on a lower left tooth two days ago. I am still in pain and the outside of my chin and lower lip is still numb. The dentist told me I would not be in any pain after the procedure, but it is still hurting. I had Ibuprofen 200 mg four times a day. Is this normal to have numb...  Read Full »
Dr. Shwetha Hegde
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I see this, there are two issues here. Firstly, the pain in your lower left tooth could be due to a couple of reasons. Whenever there is infection of the pulp, the infection spreads beyond the tip of the tooth; it extrudes the tooth out of its socket within the jaw. ...  Read Full »
 
My 4 year old daughter's tooth is infected and paining. Is it necessary to get it extracted?
Query: Hello doctor,My 4 year old daughter got a cavity filled a month back. But now, she is complaining that the same tooth is paining, and there is a big swelling around the infected tooth. So, we went to the dentist, who gave her antibiotics for seven days. He wants to extract the infected tooth, and he...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 4 years, we never advise getting the tooth extracted. If the tooth is infected, we perform a procedure called as pulpectomy. Here we remove the infected portion of the pulp, and replace it with a filling or place a small crown to save the tooth until the patient is...  Read Full »
 
How to save a tooth with gum abscess in a 3 year old?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a child who is three years old. He has an abscess on his gums above his front tooth. X-rays are taken, and the dentist wants to pull out the tooth. He says that the roots are gone. So there is no need to keep it. The tooth appears perfect when you look. Is it possible to give him ...  Read Full »
Dr. Asma Parveen
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your child is only three years old, so the chances of root resorption are low which means that his roots must be intact. If the root is intact, then you can go for the procedure called pulpectomy, which can save the tooth. Even the antibiotics can help him for the...  Read Full »
 
Why are there gray spots between the teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is having a strong toothache. I looked into her tooth and found something gray in between two of her upper teeth. It looks awful and I do not know what it can be.  Read Full »
Dr. Honey Arora
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the pain is appearing to be due to tooth decay. Consult a dentist and get examined, also get an X-ray done. If the decay is not reaching the nerves then a filling is sufficient. If the dec...  Read Full »
 
My 2 year old son's teeth are exposed and are sensitive. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have a 2 year old son, who was born through a c-section. One out of his six teeth is actively disintegrating. The enamel has come off, and the inner part of the tooth is exposed and sensitive to cold drinks. What should I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Honey Arora
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms look like that of an early childhood caries (nursing bottle caries), which is commonly due to more sweet in the baby's diet and poor maintenance of oral hygiene. I would suggest you take an OPG (orthopantomography), an x-ray of all the teeth. The treatment...  Read Full »
 
Can root canal treatment be done on a small kid?
Query: Hello doctor, My 2-1/2-year-old son has a problem with four teeth (front, above) and doctors are suggesting RCT (root canal treatment). Here are my questions. Can RCT be done for such a small child? Will it affect his next teeth at around 7 years of age? Is there any alternate for RCT ...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If he is not cooperating then root canal treatment is very difficult for him and he would need to be sedated. You can delay the treatment by taking antibiotics and paracetamol for a week. This will give relief for some months. Also, use a good toothpaste to prevent...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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