The inner chamber of the tooth, containing nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues or “pulp,” is called the pulp chamber. When decay or physical trauma expose the pulp or come close to doing so, this can lead to sensitivity, pain and infection. If you are currently experiencing this, it is imperative that you seek treatment promptly to avoid death of the tooth and other problems.
Exposed or nearly exposed pulp can often be treated by our dentist at QH Dental through pulp capping. Pulp capping is essentially a way of shielding the damaged tooth from further damage by placing a restoration over the affected area.
Pulp caps are utilized in one of two ways: a direct pulp cap or an indirect pulp cap. Direct caps are usually used on permanent adult teeth when damage has exposed the pulp or when the removal of decay exposes the pulp. They can also be effective for children’s primary teeth in certain situations when accidents expose the pulp. Indirect pulp caps are usually used on children’s teeth when removal of dental decay comes close to exposing the pulp.
If you have tooth damage and think you may need a pulp capping in Irvine, California, please give us a call at 949-823-0006 today to learn more about your treatment options.