Vital Pulp Therapy Can Save Your Roots
What Is Vital Pulp Therapy?
The goal of vital pulp therapy (also called pulpotomy) is to save healthy dental pulp in the root of a tooth with decay in the crown. In this procedure, we will remove diseased pulp from the crown of the tooth, and fill the crown with a bioceramic material to preserve the healthy pulp tissue in the roots. Vital pulp therapy is only recommended in specific teeth when there is no swelling or abscess around the tooth combined with other clinical factors at the time of treatment.
Why Not Place An Implant Rather Than Try To Save My Tooth?
It is always better (and often less costly) to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible. Implants may be expensive and can require a long recovery period, but pulpotomies and root canal treatment allow you to keep your tooth. A pulpotomy may be an alternative to a full root canal when the pulp in the root is healthy because the procedure is less invasive.
How Advanced Endodontics of Texas Can Help
If you are experiencing tooth pain or have damaged a tooth in an accident, contact Advanced Endodontics of Texas right away. We will examine the tooth and determine what type of treatment will be the best option. Call us at 817-562-4141 or send us an email.