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Pulpotomy

Pulpotomy

The pulp of a tooth is the inside soft tissue or “nerve” of the tooth. When the pulp tissue becomes infected, it’s vital that it be treated to prevent a dental abscess and loss of the tooth. During a pulpotomy, the decay and pulp chamber are removed. Then, a disinfecting agent is placed in the tooth to sterilize the area and the opening is sealed with a filling material. The purpose of a pulpotomy is to save and restore the decayed tooth.