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What Is Pulp Therapy?

Pulp Therapy For Children

A tooth pulp is the interior fundamental core of the tooth. The pulp is comprised of blood vessels, nerves, reparative cells and connective tissues. In pediatric dentistry, the intention of pulp therapy is to preserve the ability of the affected tooth to survive and to grow.

Traumatic injury and dental cavities or caries are the primary reasons for a tooth to conduct pulp therapy.

The following symptoms might indicate pulp pathology and infection:

  • Spontaneous pain, especially at night
  • Notable pain while biting
  • Appearance of marginal ridge breakdown
  • Presence of facial or intra oral swelling

Most health professionals refer to pulp therapy as nerve treatment, pulpectomy, pulpotomy or children's root canal. The most widely known form of pulp therapy is pulpectomy and pulpotomy.


Pulpotomy treatment gets rid of the bad pulp tissue within the crown part of the tooth.

Your dentist places an agent on your child’s tooth to inhibit bacterial maturation and to calm the left nervous tissues. Eventually, the restoration process is induced by installing a stainless steel crown.


Pulpectomy treatment is necessary only when the whole pulp and the root canal of the tooth are affected by the disease.

While performing this treatment, your dentist completely removes your child’s affected pulp tissue from both the root and the crown. The dentist cleanses the affected canal, disinfects and fills it with reabsorbable material.

Your dentist will discuss treatment options after thoroughly examining your child’s teeth, and any previous health records.


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