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What is a Pulpotomy?

A pulpotomy is the removing of this soft tissue from the pulp chamber. Because primary teeth – also known as “baby teeth” – have such large pulp space, it doesn't take much for a cavity to infect the tissue. When a dentist performs a pulpotomy they go in and remove that tissue.

What to expect:

It is important to keep in mind that each case may vary depending on the child and the amount of work that needs to be done. Typically, the appointment can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. In most cases local anesthetic is all that is needed for a pulpotomy. Your child’s dentist will remove the pulp and then place a crown over the tooth to help protect it from future infection.