Vital Pulp Therapy (Pulpotomy)
We are committed to providing the highest quality dental care, including advanced treatments to preserve the vitality of your teeth. Vital pulp therapy (pulpotomy) is a specialized procedure to treat and maintain the health of the dental pulp, the living tissue within your teeth.
What is Vital Pulp Therapy?
The goal of vital pulp therapy is to save healthy dental pulp in the root of a decayed tooth. In this procedure, our doctor removes the diseased pulp and fills the crown with medicated material to preserve the healthy tissue in the roots.
Vital pulp therapy is only recommended when there is no swelling or abscess around the tooth, and it must not be loose. It may also be recommended for an injured baby tooth to save it from early extraction.
Signs You May Need a Pulpotomy
When the dental pulp becomes affected by injury, decay, or infection, it can manifest various symptoms. Experiencing any of these symptoms may indicate the need for vital pulp therapy:
- Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Unrelenting or recurring pain in the affected tooth
- Inflammation or tenderness around the affected tooth
- Darkening or discoloration of the affected tooth
Preserving Your Natural Teeth
One of the greatest advantages of vital pulp therapy is that it prevents the need for tooth extraction. Preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible is always better (and less costly). A pulpotomy is preferable to a full root canal when the pulp in the root is healthy because the procedure is less invasive.
Vital pulp therapy offers numerous other benefits, from eliminating pain and discomfort to preventing infections.
Do You Need Vital Pulp Therapy in Concord, NC?
If you are experiencing symptoms of pulpal afflictions or require expert vital pulp therapy, contact Zsambeky, Chaney, & Associates today. Our compassionate team is dedicated to restoring your dental health, preserving your natural teeth, and enhancing your smile.