What is Pulpotomy?
Pulpotomy is the removal of a portion of the pulp (nerve), including the diseased aspect, with the intent of maintaining the vitality of the remaining pulpal tissue by means of a therapeutic dressing.
When is it done?
A healthy tooth has a space inside it called the ”pulp space” which is filled with soft tissues, nerves, blood vessels and pink connective tissue. If a tooth gets a large cavity, the bacteria in the decay can damaged the pulp, which often causes toothache. Then a Pulpotomy is done to remove inflamed tissue along with the bacteria.