If you’ve been told that you need a root canal, but for some reason you cannot get a full root canal treatment done right away, the dentist may recommend a pulpotomy, or emergency root canal.
What is a pulpotomy?
A pulpotomy is defined as the removal of pain receptors in the tooth to ease the pain of an infected or traumatized tooth. A pulpotomy is like a partial root canal treatment that is done in emergency situations to ease pain and buy time until you are able to get a full root canal.
What can I expect after a pulpotomy?
Different people experience different things after a pulptomy. You may experience soreness in the jaw, mild swelling, or discomfort.
What can I do to promote healing after a pulpotomy?
You should also avoid chewing on the affected tooth. If you are in pain, you can also take an anti-inflammatory such as Advil, unless you are allergic.
Need an emergency pulpotomy in Toronto?
Adelaide Dental is a general and emergency dental clinic in downtown Toronto. If you have a dental emergency, call or email us today.