What is Dental Pulp?

by Dr. James Springer 6. October 2013 10:54

The pulp is a soft tissue that contains the nerves, arteries, veins and lymph vessels of a tooth.  It lies within the dentin, the bone-like tissue that supports the enamel.  Within the dentin, the pulp extends from the pulp chamber in the crown (the portion of the tooth visible above the gums) down to the tip of the root by way of the root canal.  All teeth have only one pulp chamber, but teeth with more than one root will have more the one canal.

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