What is a Pulpotomy & Pulpectomy?
Inside every baby and permanent adult tooth is a central chamber containing connective tissue, a nerve supply, and blood vessels. Collectively these core tissues, known as the “dental pulp, help the tooth to grow and mature before it emerges into the mouth. Once your tooth is in place, the dental pulp provides nourishment, keeps the tooth vital, and alerts you of problems. A pulpotomy or a pulpectomy is recommended if there is damage or decay to the root and/or crown of the tooth.
Your child’s primary teeth may need to be restored if they have suffered severe decay or trauma.