Pulpectomy

A pulpectomy is an endodontic procedure of removing the pulp and filling the teeth with a bio-absorbable material. It is usually done in the primary tooth. It is advised to prevent the loss of milk tooth that is destroyed by extensive caries or trauma. It is a single visit procedure. In a pulpectomy, an absorbable material is placed, whereas a temporary filling is placed in root canal treatment followed by a crown.

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Why do I have pain 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

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 »

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