noun, plural pulp·ot·o·mies. Dentistry.
the removal of infected portions of the pulp tissue in a tooth, used as a therapeutic measure to avoid pulpectomy.
Origin of pulpotomy
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Surgical removal of a portion of the dental pulp, usually of the coronal portion.pulp amputation
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