Who can get an indirect pulp cap?

You will likely be a candidate for an indirect pulp cap if the compromised tooth only affects the enamel and dentin, not the pulp itself. The treatment goal for an indirect pulp cap is to protect the pulp so it can regenerate the damaged dentin in the tooth and remain in your mouth.

A pulp cap keeps bacteria and other harmful elements from entering the inner part of your tooth. It also can prevent cavities from getting bigger. Pulp caps are only viable when you have a healthy tooth and mouth. Your dentist may recommend a different procedure if you have a history of tooth pain or if your tooth pulp is in poor condition.

Dentists treating children and youth may be more likely to recommend an indirect pulp cap than another procedure. {read}