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Indirect & Direct Pulp Capping

Indirect and direct pulp capping are dental procedures used to treat a tooth with a small area of exposed or damaged pulp, the innermost layer of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels. These procedures aim to protect the pulp from further damage and infection while promoting healing and preserving the tooth. Here's an overview of Indirect & Direct Pulp Capping :

Direct Pulp Capping:
Direct pulp capping is performed when a small exposure or injury has occurred to the pulp and the tooth is still vital (alive). It's typically used in cases where the pulp is exposed due to trauma, decay, or during a cavity preparation.
Indirect Pulp Capping:
Indirect pulp capping is performed when there is a deeper area of decay near the pulp, but the pulp is not yet irreversibly damaged. It's done to prevent the need for a root canal treatment by encouraging the pulp to heal and form a protective barrier of dentin.Both procedures aim to preserve the vitality of the tooth and avoid the need for a root canal treatment. However, if there are signs of pulp infection or irreversible damage, a root canal may be necessary to save the tooth.

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