Root canals and Pulpotomies

Root canals are done when a tooth’s pulp is fully infected with bacteria, and inflammation creates pain the the roots.  The procedure involves drilling in the tooth to remove the decay and nerve damage.  The tooth will remain hollow inside and a sealant added to prevent further infection.

Pulpotomies is less extensive than root canal.  This procedure removes part of the pulp, blood vessels and nerves in the tooth.  The tooth is then filled with medication to kill off the infection and capped.  This is a more common procedure in pediatric dentistry and root canals are more common in adult dentistry.

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