The dental pulp has nerves and blood vessels. When the pulp is
injured through tooth decay or trauma, the primary tooth can abscess.
A pulpotomy is a procedure used to save a tooth when the nerve of the
tooth is infected by decay or exposure. If this condition is left
untreated it may affect the bone around the developing tooth or result
in facial swelling and loss of tooth.
The treatment involves removing the infected portion of the
dental pulp and cleaning, medicating and sealing the area.
In most cases, the pulpotomy is an excellent way to save a
primary tooth. After the pulpotomy treatment, a crown is usually
placed to prevent fracture of the tooth.