Why does the pulp need to be removed when damaged?

by Dr. James Springer 1. November 2013 09:23

Dr. James Springer

If the damaged or diseased pulp is not removed, the tooth and surrounding tissues become infected,  pain and swelling may accompany the infection.  Even in the absence of pain, certain byproducts of a diseased pulp can injure the bone that anchors your tooth in the jaw.  Without endodontic treatment, your tooth will eventually have to be removed.
 
Trivia:

  • In 1859, 26 dentists met at Niagara Falls and started the American Dental Association for the Exchange of information.
  • In 1840 the world's first dental school opened in Baltimore.

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Carla Reyes
Carla Reyes
12/14/2014 4:02:53 AM #

It is a very painful process, your teeth decaying because the dental pulp is diseased or damaged. I have no idea actually hat dental pulp contained the nerves, arteries, veins and lymph vessels. But the worst part is the dental pulp cannot self repair.

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