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

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

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]
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To confirm the need for pulpectomy, a single investigator (D.C.) performed a detailed interview, a clinical examination, and a standard periapical radiographic evaluation with pediatric radiographic films and film-positioning devices.
Conclusion: The postoperative outcomes of pulpotomy are superior to those of pulpectomy.
Following pulpectomy, a cotton pellet was placed and the access cavity closed with a Cavit (3M ESPE, Saint Paul, MN, USA) provisional restoration.
Post operative pain and flare-ups: Comparision of incidence between single and multiple visit pulpectomy in primary molars.
Sari et al.(24) mentioned that the restorative treatment and pulpectomy were the most preferred treatment modalities for permanent dentition.
Tooth extraction and pulp therapies of primary teeth (pulpotomy and pulpectomy) have been designated as painful dental procedures (PDPs) in previous studies, and postoperative pain may occur after these procedures [3].
This invivo study was conducted on 30 primary teeth which were indicated for pulpectomy in the patients of the age group of 5-11 years, who visited Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, D.A.P.M.R.V.
Lasers for Paediatric endodontics (non-vital pulp therapy/ Pulpectomy) (17) Lasers can be used for managing various procedures of pulpectomy viz:
For the purpose of comparison, the treatment procedures were classified as preventive (fissure sealants), restorative (amalgam, composites resin, glass ionomer cements, and stainless steel crowns), pulp therapy (pulpotomy and pulpectomy), and root canal treatment.
Furthermore, formation of a necrotic layer immediately beneath the pulp can occur and the procedure must be changed to a pulpectomy in some cases due to spreading inflammation, as it does not provide an adequate biodefense mechanism against even a limited bacterial invasion [18].
Thus, in the present case, even though the fracture had a subgingival margin, pulpectomy was carried out followed by restoration with a preformed metal crown, rather than extraction.
Thirty-five maxillary primary anterior teeth indicated for pulpectomy in 19 healthy pediatric dental patients were selected for the study.