pulpotomy

[puhl-pot-uh-mee]
noun, plural pulpotomies. Dentistry.
the removal of infected portions of the pulp tissue in a tooth, used as a therapeutic measure to avoid pulpectomy.

Origin:
1920–25; pulp + -o- + -tomy

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pulpotomy pul·pot·o·my (pŭl-pŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of a portion of the dental pulp, usually of the coronal portion. Also called pulp amputation.

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Pulpotomy procedure of removing inflamed pulp tissue to the stump level was done.
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