When a cavity gets too large and deep, it can begin to reach all the way through the tooth and approach the nerve of a baby or permanent tooth. If this happens, the tooth and gums may become infected and inflamed. Situations like this can call for a Pulp Therapy.
Pediatric pulp therapy is designed to save infected or damaged primary, or baby, teeth.
It’s important to save the affected primary tooth until the permanent tooth grows in. same thing to permanent tooth to preserve its function for the lifetime.
It’s important to save the affected
primary tooth until the permanent tooth grows in.
same thing to permanent tooth
to preserve its function for the lifetime.
Pulpotomy is a partial pulp removal. Damaged pulp from the tooth’s crown is removed, leaving healthy pulp in the root canals. Once the pulp is removed, the tooth is filled with a special material that preserve the pulp in the root canals to stay healthy and it is stabilized it with a crown.
Pulpectomy is the total removal of damaged pulp, not just from the crown but also from the roots, too. Once pulp is removed, the tooth is filled with an absorbable material for support, and then stabilized with a crown.
For permanent teeth we use different strategy especially immature permanent teeth (young permeant teeth).
Pulp therapy attempt to salvage as much of a tooth as possible. So, after removing any diseased or infected area, the tooth’s structure is usually kept, while supported by a crown, in order to maintain the shape of the tooth in the smile.
Saving baby teeth with pulp damage is preferred to primary tooth extraction. By doing this, it allows for other teeth in the mouth to grow and develop into the right places when permanent tooth also come in. By ensuring that the original tooth can be kept in its position, it will help the child retain full function of their smile, teeth, jaw and tongue. In addition, the child needs his teeth to maintain good eating habits which is good and important for his growing.