A pulpotomy is a procedure, typically done on children, in which we remove the pulp of the tooth, and the root canal is left intact. These are done on primary teeth when tooth decay has reached the pulp.
What is the Difference Between a Pulpotomy and a Pulpectomy?
We perform both treatments to rescue teeth with infected pulps that have deteriorated. A pulpotomy is a procedure in which the dentist removes only the pulp in the tooth’s crown, leaving the pulp in the roots. A pulpectomy involves the dentist removing the pulp and replacing it with cement in the roots.