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Can U Smoke After Having A Pulpectomy
Get you out of pain.: On adult teeth a pulpotomy is kind of the start of a root canal. It is a stop before getting the full root canal. It serves to get you out of pain until you can do the procedure which is delayed because of $$$ or an infection. On a baby tooth it is to "fix" a tooth and the fill it so it maintains the save for the permanent one to come in. ...Read more
Root canal stage 1: A pulpectomy involves making a hole in the tooth to acess the pulp (where the nerve and blood vessels are). The pulp is then removed and the space left over is disinfected and dried. It is common to then leave medicating paste inside the pulp space. A temporary filling is then placed until the final root canal filling is placed. A pulpectomy will help alleviate tooth pain and infection. ...Read more
It will get getter: Sadly sometimes you develop pain secondary to instrumentation of the canals - apical periodontitis. Depending on what medications you were prescribed and what you might be allergic to - taking an anti inflammatory med like advil (ibuprofen) / Ibuprofen 400 mg every 4 hours can help. If any doubt please contact your dentist first. ...Read more
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Did you have root canal treatment started and did they specifically call it a pulpectomy?
A pulpectomy is something that is done when there isn't enough time to do root canal or endodontic therapy. It will often reduce pain until you can return for more complete treatment, but there may be pain too. If you weren't prescribed pain medication, contact the dentist who started your treatment. ...Read more
See dentist: You probably need further treatment of the tooth with pulpectomy. The tooth will need to have a full endodontic procedure (root canal). This will prevent the tooth from abcessing and pain to return. Only part of the "nerve" was removed. Your good luck may not hold much longer. Call your dentist. ...Read more
What to do if I had pulpectomy in august last year. We since we had the pulpectomy. Is this right?
It is impossible to answer incomplete question. You should try to list some selective completed questions that are particularly applicable or applying for your situation.
Respectfully. ...Read more
Antibiotics are to be used only if there is infection. In many root canals, pulp tissue is inflamed, not infected. The doctor performing the procedure should know the difference and prescribe accordingly.
Even in infected cases antibiotics are not always needed. ...Read more
Similar procedures: By definition, a pulpotomy is removal of the pulp within the crown of a tooth, leaving the pulp in the roots behind. This is done commonly in primary teeth because the roots are thin and risky to clean out. It can preserve a baby tooth for a few years. Pulpectomy is done as an emergency procedure in permanent teeth to relieve pain and is the first step in root canal therapy. ...Read more
Pulpotomy removes pulp tissue above yhe canals only. It is indicated in baby teeth when preservation is needed until the permanent tooth erupts. It is also performed on adult teeth to decrease pain quickly until a root canal can be done.
A pulpectomy means total removal of all the pulp tissue in the tooth. This is the first part or root canal therapy followed by shaping and filling the canals. ...Read more
Amount of pulp:
A pulpectomy is a partial root canal. The word comes from pulp meaning the soft tissue containing the dental nerves inside a tooth and the word ending -ectomy meaning to cut out. The full meaning is to cut the pulp out of a tooth. The procedure is done in a dental office under local anaesthesia. An access is made into the tooth and the inside contents of the tooth are removed.
A pulpectomy is not a pulpotomy. The pulpotomy is restricted to the dental pulp located inside the dental crown and does not involve removing any tissue from the roots of the tooth. It is primary done with baby teeth or adult teeth which have not formed their root structures. The purpose with baby teeth is to allow the baby tooth to remain in place until it's time to fall out. ...Read more
Removal of pulp: The procedures are basically the same but done for different reasons. Pulpotomies are usually done on baby teeth that have decay extend into the pulp and no extension of infection into the root canals or outside the tooth. Pulpectomies are done on permanent to help with pain from an infected pulp. Both procedures require being numb and drilling a hole to the pulp of the tooth and removing the pulp. ...Read more
A pulpectomy is a root canal treatment. It is the total removal of the pulp. A pulpotomy is the removal of the pulp (nerve) from the crown portion of the tooth.
This is a temporary treatment to relieve acute pain and reduce inflammation.
A complete root canal treatment needs to be done after a pulpotomy in order for the infected tooth to heal. ...Read more
RCT: Risks start as soon as the pulpectomy is finished. Normally it's a good idea to follow up with root canal therapy in about a week, especially if there was an infection present or in the works. When will the volcano erupt? Technically the need for rct is initiated when you do a pulpectomy. ...Read more
How long do I have to complete the full root canal after the pulpectomy is completed? I'm trying to hold out for he new year for insurance reasons.
Must monitor: Filling materials, including those used for baby tooth root canal rx (pulpotomy) do not dissolve away the same as baby tooth roots. This can sometimes delay eruption of underlying permanent tooth. Child should be monitored by qualified orthodontic specialist to assure that order and timing of eruption of permanent teeth is within normal limits. Best space maintainer is a baby tooth. ...Read more
Sometimes: When a pulpectomy is done, the dentist is doing the best he or she can do to help relieve your pain. Don't think of the pain as an on our of switch, but rather a sliding scale. The procedure should have started a process of improvement, so look for the trend of continuing improvement. If your pain is nonresponsive or escalating, this is not normal. If concerned call for an evaluation. ...Read more
No: Access only properly attainable through the center of the biting service. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a pulpectomy be performed from the side of a tooth rather than drilling through the crown?
I Would Not: Predictable outcomes are what patients want more than anything else. If a doctor wants to "experiment" on a patient, there are protocols for that behavior and they must consent, in writing, to that "experimental procedure", to name a few of the necessary protocols. That said, performing a pulpotomy/ectomy via the buccal aspect is not established treatment, and in my humble opinion, shouldn't be. ...Read more
I had a pulpectomy on tooth #19 last wk after I had a temp crown placed but pain returned and is worse. Shouldn't the pain at least be gone until RC?
Pulpectomy: Usually it is but each case is different. You may have an infection or there may still be tissue in the canals. Therefore call the dentist who treated you for advice. You may need to be seen sooner than your scheduled appointment. Your own dentist can prescribe antibiotics if necessary and an appropriate pain medication meanwhile. ...Read more
Docs, could a pulpectomy be performed from the side of a tooth rather than drilling through the crown?
Hi, I just want to know if pulpectomy is charged separately from root canal treatment proposal or is included? I thought it was, until yesterday.
Dentist preference: They are separate dental codes so they can be charged per procedure. This is more of an individual dentist preference. ...Read more
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