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, Dr. Photopoulos removes diseased pulp from the crown of the tooth, and fills the crown with medicated material to preserve the healthy pulp tissue in the roots. Vital pulp therapy is only recommended when there is no swelling or abscess around the tooth and it is not loose. It may also be recommended for an injured baby tooth to save it from early extraction.

How Santa Clara Endodontics Can Help

If you are experiencing tooth pain or have damaged a tooth in an accident, contact Santa Clara Endodontics right away. Dr. Photopoulos will examine the tooth and determine what type of treatment will be the best option. Call us at 408-296-1500 or send us an email.