the ideal way to save a tooth.
Deep decay, a cracked or broken tooth and trauma to the mouth can cause a tooth to become abscessed. A pulpotomy or pulpectomy may be necessary to save the abscessed tooth and treat the infected nerve.
A pulpotomy removes the infected section of the nerve. A pulpectomy removes the whole nerve but most importantly it helps to save the tooth.
After the procedure, a crown is placed to help strengthen the tooth for chewing.
Both procedures are common for children. The alternative to pulp therapy is extraction.