Composite White fillings
The two most common forms of pulp therapy are pulpotomy and pulpectomy. A pulpotomy removes the diseased pulp within the crown of the tooth while the pulp in the root canals is not touched. After the diseased portion of the pulp has been removed, an agent is placed in the tooth to prevent bacterial growth and calm the nerve of the tooth. A crown is then placed on the tooth to strengthen it and prevent future fractures. A pulpectomy is indicated when the entire pulp in both the crown and root canals is infected. The diseased pulp is completely removed from the tooth and the canals are then cleansed, disinfected, and filled with a resorbable material (primary tooth) or a non-resorbable material (permanent tooth). A crown is then placed to protect the tooth.
Stainless Steel Crowns
- following a pulpotomy/pulpectomy
- teeth with developmental defects or large cavities involving multiple surfaces where a filling is likely to fail
- fractured teeth.