Keller, TX, Pulptomy
When a deep cavity has reached the nerve of the tooth, in order to maintain a healthy, non-infected primary (baby) tooth, it is necessary to complete a pulpotomy. In completing a pulpotomy, the decay is removed, the infected part of the nerve tissue is removed, medication is placed in the tooth, and then the filling or crown is completed to seal the tooth and protect it. This procedure can be completed quickly and painlessly with the use of local anesthesia as used for filling appointments. It is an extremely effective procedure in eliminating infection in the nerve tissue and enabling Dr. Al to save the primary tooth.