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Pulpotomy

 
Definition: the surgical removalof the entire upper part of the pulp, leaving intact the other parts of the pulp within the canals.

Treatment Objectives for the Pulptomy

Pulpotomy

  • amputate(removal)of the infected coronal pulp,
  • neutralize any residual infectious process,
  • preserve the vitality of the residual radicular pulp.
  • Fill the remaining cavity with appropriate materials – glass ionomer or composite

Indications for the Pulpotomy

Pulpotomy

  • cariously (cavity) exposed primary teeth, when their retention is more advantageous than extraction.
  • when inflammation is confined to the coronal (upper) portion of the pulp.

Contraindications for Pulpotomy

Pulpotomy

  • fistula or swelling,
  • the tooth crown is nonrestorable (cannot be filled)
  • (marked tenderness to percussion (pain while tapping),
  • mobility (mobile teeth),
  • radiolucency (infection) exists in the furcal or periradicular areas,
  • spontaneous pain, especially at night,
  • necrotic/ diseased pulp,

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