If your tooth enamel is broken, it can expose your dental pulp and cause significant pain and discomfort. When this happens, contact SA Dental at 714-852-3140 to seek treatment as soon as possible, as you may sustain further damage if the tooth is left untreated. One of the treatments our dentists may recommend to relieve your discomfort and save your tooth is pulp capping.
Pulp capping is exactly what it sounds like: “capping” the dental pulp to protect the nerves and blood vessels of your tooth. There are two main types of pulp caps, direct and indirect. A direct cap is recommended in treating permanent teeth when the pulp has been exposed after deep cavities have been removed. This type of cap can also be used on a child’s baby teeth when the pulp is exposed due to injury or an accident. However, primary teeth more frequently receive indirect capping. An indirect cap is also recommended when the removal of tooth decay is incomplete.
We invite you to contact our office for more information about pulp capping in Santa Ana, California, and to make an appointment with Dr. Leo Man, Dr. Roxanne Ramirez or Dr. Elizabeth Kim. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy, functional smile.