What is pulpal debridement?
Pulpal debridement, also referred to as a pulpectomy, is an endodontic treatment done to alleviate the serious pain caused by dental pulp and tooth nerve infection. When decay reaches past your tooth enamel and into the sensitive inner portion of your tooth, it causes the area to swell and become inflamed. Most patients experience severe pain and pressure, especially when biting and chewing.
The goal of pulpal debridement is to maintain the health of your tooth for as long as possible before performing root canal treatment. To perform a pulpal debridement in Seattle, Washington, our talented dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, will create a small opening in your tooth and remove a small portion of your dental pulp. This relieves pressure and provides room for your dental pulp to expand as necessary.
While pulpal debridement can help our patients in pain, it should not be viewed as a permanent solution to endodontic pain. Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta will work with you to determine when and for how long pulpal debridement will benefit your smile. We care about your smile and strongly encourage you to call and schedule an appointment if you are experiencing tooth pain. At Rainier Dental Center, we can give you a reason to smile again.