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.
Some of the Pulp therapy technique we at the Dental Specialists do are:
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.