What is pulp treatment?

Pulp treatment is necessary if the pulp of a tooth is infected or became necrotic because of trauma or tooth decay. The treatment involves partial or complete removal of tissues and clean the pulp space, then fill the cavity up with filling materials.

Partial removal of pulp

Deciduous teeth with vital pulp
Photograph of two x-ray films indicating showing a deciduous molar with partial removal of pulp tissues before and after treatment.
Before Treatment and After Treatment

Treatment procedure

Animation showing the process of partial removal of pulp tissues.

Complete removal of pulp

Deciduous Teeth with non-vital pulp
Photograph of two x-ray films showing a deciduous molar with total removal of pulp tissues before and after treatment.
Before Treatment and After Treatment

Permanent Teeth with non-vital pulp
Photograph of two x-ray films showing a deciduous molar with total removal of pulp tissues before and after treatment.
Before Treatment and After Treatment

Treatment procedure
Animation showing the process of total removal of pulp tissues.

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Last revision date: 18 January 2012