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What's a pulpotomy like?

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Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 46 years experience
Easy treatment: A pulpotomy, meaning removal of the pulp tissue of a tooth, is a straightforward treatment performed using local anesthesia to treat a tooth that has or will soon have pain. Most often used on children, it is sometimes performed on adult teeth. Medication is sealed in the tooth during the fast procedure.
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 22 years experience
Not so bad!: You get numb. Dentist drills open top of tooth to get to the pulp chamber or where the nerve is. Then the infected nerve tissue is removed with a tiny instrument. The tooth is closed up temporarily until you go back to finish the process. It is quick and painless since you will be numb. Good news is the pain you have is reduced significantly after this procedure.

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