What is a Pulpal Debridement?
A Pulpal Debridement is an emergency procedure performed to temporarily relieve pain caused by a dental abscess for a tooth that requires root canal therapy instead of dental extraction. Also referred to as a pulpectomy, when decay reaches past your tooth enamel and into the sensitive inner portion of your tooth, it causes the area to swell and become inflamed. Most patients experience severe pain and pressure, especially when biting and chewing.
The process involves partially removing the nerve of the tooth and draining any pressure associated with the infection. Through a Pulpal Debridement, a patient’s pain will be reduced for a period of time, but it should not be viewed as a permanent solution. It can help until a more definitive, endodontic treatment can be completed.
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