pulpectomy


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pulpectomy

 [pul-pek´to-me]
root canal therapy involving complete removal of dental pulp from a tooth.

pulp·ec·to·my

(pŭl-pek'tŏ-mē),
Removal of the entire pulp structure of a tooth, including the pulp tissue in the roots.
[L. pulpa, pulp, + G. ektomē, excision]

pulpectomy

/pul·pec·to·my/ (pul-pek´tah-me) removal of dental pulp.

pulpectomy

(pŭl-pĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Removal of the entire pulp structure of a tooth, including that in the roots.

pulpectomy

[pulpek′təmē]
Etymology: L, pulpa, flesh; Gk, ektomē, excision
the surgical removal of all or part of the pulp of a tooth.

pulp·ec·to·my

(pŭl-pek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of the entire pulp structure of a tooth, including the pulp tissue in the roots.
[L. pulpa, pulp, + G. ektomē, excision]

pulpectomy

The removal of the entire dental PULP of a tooth. Pulpectomy is a necessary preliminary to root-canal treatment.

pulp·ec·to·my

(pŭl-pek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of tooth's entire pulp structure, including root pulp tissue.
[L. pulpa, pulp, + G. ektomē, excision]

pulpectomy (pulpek´təmē),

n (pulp extirpation, pulp removal), the complete removal of a pulp from the pulp chamber and root canal.
pulpectomy, complete,
n the surgical removal of the pulp to the dentinocemental junction at the apex of the root.
pulpectomy, partial,
n the surgical removal of only a part of the contents of the canal(s).

pulpectomy

removal of dental pulp.

partial coronal pulpectomy
a procedure in which some exposed pulp is amputated and the remainder is covered. Sometimes called pulpotomy.
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Conclusion: The postoperative outcomes of pulpotomy are superior to those of pulpectomy.
Following pulpectomy treatment, the controls were edge chipped (day 0).
Retrospective study of pulpectomy with Vitapex and LSTR with three antibiotics combination (3mix) for non vital pulp treatment in primary teeth.
Histopathologic and SEM analysis of primary teeth with pulpectomy failure.
In the present study, inflammatory root resorption was associated with gender, age, an unhealthy tooth, caries with pulp involvement, pulpotomy, pulpectomy and absence of a restoration.
Traditionally radiographs have been the principal tool for determining primary root canal lengths prior to pulpectomy.
In the treatment choices selected for a mesio-occlusal cavity tooth 85 resulting in loss of more than half the marginal ridge, although with no clinical symptoms but an associated sinus for a non-anxious child patient, pulpectomy (calcium hydroxide and zinc oxide) was selected by 8/32 respondents whilst extraction with LA by 4/32 and other treatments by 6/32 postgraduates.
They were treated with contemporary treatment of pulpectomy.
for excavation, coagulation of the exposed pulp (if necessary), pulpotomy or pulpectomy.
Due to exposed pulps, pulpectomy was done the same day and non-setting calcium hydroxide paste was placed as intra canal dressing and teeth were sealed with Cavit .
The responses concerning the types of primary pulp therapy taught were: indirect pulp capping (10), direct pulp capping (7), pulpotomy (14) and pulpectomy (8) and 10/14 respondents reported teaching at least three types of primary pulp therapy with 2 teaching all four types.
Pulpotomy is the treatment option constituting the conservative attempt to preserve the primary teeth which saves time and money and allows treating the child with minimum discomfort as compared to the pulpectomy procedure which is more time consuming and may affect the cooperativeness of the child due to the long appointments required for completion.