What Happens To The Damaged Pulp?

by Dr. James Springer 19. October 2013 09:56

Dr. James Springer

When the pulp is diseased or injured and unable to repair itself, the pulp dies and infection set in at the root tip. The most common cause of pulp damage is a tooth fracture or a deep cavity that exposes the pulp to saliva. The bacteria found in saliva causes infection inside the tooth. Left untreated, infection eventually causes the pulp to abcess, thus swelling and pain. Infection can destroy the supporting bone that surrounds the tooth.

  • Tooth Decay is the 2nd most common disease in the U.S. after the common cold.
  • Adults have 32 teeth, children have 20 teeth.

Tags: ,

Taking Care of Your Teeth

Comments are closed

Copyright © 2004-2019 YourCity.MD LLC All Rights Reserved. The information on this Website is provided as a courtesy of YourCity.MD. This Website is designed as a resource portal for informational purposes only and does not contain any warranties. Reliance on any information found on or through this Website or links found on this Website is entirely at your own risk. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 or your local Emergency number immediately. YourCity.MD and its affiliates are not responsible for the content found on any links contained herein and do not necessarily agree with any of their opinions. - View Full Terms & Conditions