Pulp therapy is an invasive dental treatment necessary when the tooth's pulp, containing nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged. It aims to preserve the tooth by removing the affected pulp, cleaning the area, and sealing it. This procedure is crucial for alleviating pain, preventing further infection, and maintaining the tooth's functionality.
When the decay reaches the pulp i.e. the third layer of the tooth a simple restoration is not possible. More invasive techniques need to be used.
This procedure is done when there is minimal or pinpoint pulp exposure. The reason pulp capping is done is to preserve the vitality of pulp and avoid the need for Root Canal Therapy.
The treatment is done when the decay is about reach the pulp and the infection is not yet reached the root. a special type of medication is used to protect the pulp and above that a conventional restoration is placed.
In this procedure only the upper portion of the pulp is infected, while the middle and lower portion of pulp is vital and healthy. This treatment is mainly used in primary teeth.This is because early loss of primary teeth leads to various orthodontic problems in the permanent teeth.
It is nothing but root canal treatment where in a root canal filling material is more tooth friendly. The complete pulp is removed to relieve pain and remove infection. This is done in primary tooth if it’s grossly decayed but needs to be retained till the permanent teeth erupt.
Common signs include persistent toothaches, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling around the tooth, and discoloration of the affected tooth.
No, pulp therapy is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that the child does not experience pain during the procedure. Our goal is to alleviate pain and preserve the tooth.
Yes, pulp therapy is often successful in saving severely damaged baby teeth, allowing them to serve their natural function until they naturally fall out.
After pulp therapy, the child may experience some discomfort or swelling for a few days. Follow proper oral hygiene and attend follow-up appointments to ensure the tooth heals correctly.