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What is pulpectomy?

What is pulpectomy?

Pulpectomy is the...: Removal of the dental pulp, including that in the roots. ...Read more

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What is pulpectomy done for?

What is pulpectomy done for?

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

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How do you perform a pulpectomy?

How do you perform a pulpectomy?

Nerve removal: A pulpectomy is basically an incomplete root canal. We basically numb the tooth, remove any decay, remove the nerve and infected tissue within the tooth, and then place a temporary filling. The second half which makes it a full root canal is permanently sealing the root to prevent the infection from returning. ...Read more

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Can u smoke after having a pulpectomy?

Can u smoke after having a pulpectomy?

Yes: There is no increased risk to your tooth due to smoking after a pulpectomy. There is a general risk to your dental and medical health, but you already knew that. ...Read more

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I'm having post pulpectomy pain! help?

I'm having post pulpectomy pain! help?

Tooth pain: Two possible reasons. The first being that not all of the nerve was taken out. The second reason is that the pain is coming from the nerves outside the tooth. A pulpotomy can't get rid of the nerves that surround the tooth. It only removes the main nerve that's in the root canal. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain after a pulpectomy?

What can I do for the pain after a pulpectomy?

Call your dentist: 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

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How can I deal with the pain after a pulpectomy?

Don't worry: Pulpectomy by definition removes the entire pulp from the tooth. Sometime this results in inflammation at the root end called pericementitis . Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve. Works great for this. Also, avoid eating on that tooth until things settle down. ...Read more

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What is the differance between pulpectomy & pulpetomy ?

What is the differance between pulpectomy & pulpetomy ?

Difference: Usually pertain to baby teeth. Pulpotomy is removal of entire infected "nerve" of tooth and replacement with a resorbable filling. Pulpectomy is removal of part of nerve, leaving I infected part, and sealing with a medicated dressing. ...Read more

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What to do if I had pulpectomy in august last year. since we had the pulpectomy. is this right?

What to do if I had pulpectomy in august last year. since we had the pulpectomy. is this right?

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

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What to do if I had pulpectomy in august last year. we since we had the pulpectomy. is this right?

Incomplete question: 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

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