Dental pulpotomy in Las Vegas
It is a dental procedure used to remove decayed, infected teeth. It is most commonly used in children with baby teeth but can also be performed on adult teeth in some instances. The procedure involves removing the pulp from the tooth, which is the tooth’s innermost layer. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The area around the tooth is numbed with a topical anesthetic, and a local anesthetic is injected. The dentist will then remove the pulp from the tooth, and if the pulp chamber is filled with pus or it’s empty and dry, they will have to perform a pulpectomy or tooth extraction. There are no serious risks associated with the procedure, and it can usually be completed within 45 minutes. Pulpotomy is recommended when the repair of a deep cavity exposes the pulp underneath, leaving it vulnerable to bacterial infection. It is also recommended when a tooth has a deep infection that extends into or near the root.