PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY : Pulp therapy and primary tooth pulpotomy

Premature loss of primary teeth can lead to malocclusion besides functional and esthetic problems. 

Therefore, preserving the vitality of deciduous teeth until their natural exfoliation time is critical for maintaining the arch integrity. 

The pulp in primary dentition is histologically similar to permanent teeth and may be affected by caries, restorative procedure and trauma. 


Depending on severity of injury; the reaction of pulp is different. 

However, this similarity is not applicable when pulp reaction to irritants is concerned. 

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