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How much a pulp capping cost ?

How much a pulp capping cost ?

Direct PC $65 - $95: Pulp capping can save your tooth from root canal without having to remove dental pulp. ...Read more

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Are pulp capping and root canals the same thing? I've read that pulp capping might be a less painful alternative to a root canal. Are they really the same thing, or do they just have a similar result? .

Are pulp capping and root canals the same thing? I've read that pulp capping might be a less painful alternative to a root canal. Are they really the same thing, or do they just have a similar result?


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They : They are not the same. A pulp cap is just a small, temporary coverage of a root canal exposure. A root canal is the complete cleaning, shaping and sterilizing of the entire root canal system. A pulp cap is only used in very specialized situations. Therefore they do not do the same thing or have similar results. ...Read more

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Is pulp capping a good substitute for a root canal? I've been told i need to have a root canal, but am scared to go ahead with it. I've done seem reading, and pulp capping seems like it might be an option. Can i ask my dentist about it, or am i misunderst

Pulp Cap: First, understand what a pulp cap is. The function of a pulp cap is to irritates the nerve just enough that it encourages the tooth to lay down another layer of tooth structure called secondary dentin. This will act as a roof like structure between the nerve tissue and the restoration. If nerve tissue is not vital, a pulp cap will not suffice, root canal treatment will be necessary. ...Read more

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Is laser nerve treatment or pulp capping for toothache better alternative than having a root canal? I do not want a root canal!it is a front tooth

Is laser nerve treatment or pulp capping for toothache better alternative than having a root canal? I do not want a root canal!it is a front tooth

Root canal is better: Than pulp capping. Pulp capping will only work if there is a pin point exposure of the nerve and it is still healthy. Tooth ache means the nerve is no longer healthy and root canal treatment (with or without use of a laser) is indicated. See a root canal specialist - endodontist. ...Read more

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Should my tooth hurt after a pulpal debridement?

Should my tooth hurt after a pulpal debridement?

It can: The most important issue facing you is how much and for how long. Depending on the status of the dental pulp before the debridement procedure, it could vary quite a bit. I usually tell people to expect 2 to 3 days of intermittent otc analgesic use but if it does not respond to those meds or lasts longer, they need to be seen and evaluated for additional treatment options. Talk to the dentist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a root canal and pulpal debridement?

Look it up.: You need to see the basic parts of what makes up an entire tooth and all adjacent structures. Too detailed for answer here. ...Read more

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I had direct pulp cap place on a couple of teeth over year a go and I have not had any issues. what is the likely hood that the dentin would not grow?

I had direct pulp cap place on a couple of teeth over year a go and I have not had any issues.  what is the likely hood that the dentin would not grow?

It is possible: Overall, the success rate of pulp capping is 60%. The outcome is considered as successful if the tooth is asymptomatic and not associated with periapical radiolucency or other root pathology. ...Read more

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Dentist says I have large cavity. Need pulp cap and filling. Decay is close to nerve but not on it. I am nervous about this procedure. Any advice?

Dentist says I have large cavity. Need pulp cap and filling. Decay is close to nerve but not on it. I am nervous about this procedure. Any advice?

Don't be nervous: Once you have the local anesthetic, you won't feel a thing regardless of what procedure your dentist needs to do. If the decay is as deep as you say, prepare for root canal therapy. ...Read more