Dental Pulp, Pulpectomy and Root Canal Therapy
The dental pulp is a soft connective tissue confined within the hard walls of the dentin which plays an important role in the prognosis of the tooth, which is often ignored. Exposure of the pulp due to various reasons like caries, fractures, cracks, or an open restoration margin often results in inflammation of the pulp which can subsequently lead to pulpal death if not treated at the earliest. Pulpectomy is a technique recommended for the treatment of irreversible pulp inflammation or necrosis caused by dental trauma or caries, and is considered a conservative option compared with tooth extraction. Root Canal Treatments (RCT) used traditional protocols imposing the careful cleaning of the canals, the removal of the smear layer, and the sealing of the filling materials inside the pulp chamber.