Pulpotomy removes a portion of the pulp to prevent damage caused by cavities. As the cavity-causing bacteria invade the area that contains pulp, inflammation and tooth pain can occur. Pulpotomy soothes the pain associated with the damaged tooth to remove any kind of discomfort. Once the pulpotomy is done, the shape of the tooth is restored, typically with the use of a crown.
D3220: Therapeutic pulpotomy (excluding final restoration) - removal of pulp coronal to the dentinocemental junction and application of medicament.
D3221: Pulpal debridement, primary and permanent teeth
D3222: Partial pulpotomy for apexogenesis - permanent tooth with incomplete root development