Learn the Meanings of Common Dental Terminology

Pulpectomy

This is a dental procedure where the pulp in the pulp chamber of the tooth is removed as well as the root canal. When tooth pulp gets infected and can not be treated any other way, a pulpectomy helps prevent the spread of infection that could cause e the lose of one or more teeth.

The pulp of a tooth is an area of soft tissue where dentin is generated. This is the hard material that teeth are made of. If the pulp gets infected, a patient can be in a lot of pain. If not treated the infection can spread to the jaw and other teeth.