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Pulp Process and Treatment

What is pulp?

Pulp or dental pulp is what dentist considers being the center of a person’s tooth. The dental pulp is made of living connective tissue and cells. The dental pulp in a tooth generally acts as a type of alarm system and will let a person know that any type of decay that reaches the pulp by the pain signals that are sent out. If the pulp is traumatized, then it will start to swell causing pressure and eventually the pulp will start dying. If this happens, then the person may need a root canal to fix the issue. Pulp treatment may be unknown to many individuals. When experiencing pulp pain, individuals seek the fastest treatment available. Read below to find Expert answers pertaining to pulp treatments.

What is innervations and vasculature of the dental pulp?

When a person is dealing with dental pulp, then they also would be dealing with the innervations which are the sensory nerves that are derived from the sensory nucleus of the trigeminal nerve. The vasculature that is inside the pulp are small capillaries as well as lymphatic vessels and the maxillary teeth are supplied by a form of the innervations and vasculature nerves that are found in the dental pulp.

If a person has a direct pulp cap preformed, can the pulp cap be removed as an experimental procedure or would this be bad?

When a dentist performs a filling, then he/she may expose the nerve of the tooth, then to try and prevent the death of the nerve or pulp, then the dentist may perform what is called a pulp cap. If the pulp cap does not work, then the person may get a toothache. If the person’s pulp cap does not work, then the person may need to get a root canal. If the person were to have the pulp cap removed, then this would not generally serve any purpose since the nerve is dying and the pulp is irritated. If this is what is going on, then the person would need to have a root canal done.

Why can’t pulp withstand injury and how would pulp tissue differ from other tissue in the body in response to irritation?

The dental pulp in a human is vulnerable because of it being encased in a hard dentin, which does not generally protect the pulp from swelling. When it comes to the pulp tissue, it is generally the same as other tissue in the human body, making the only difference being that the pulp tissue does not respond to irritation the same as other tissue in the body due to it not being able to handle swelling because of the small space that it is in.

If a person has issues with the pulp in their tooth, would it be a rule of thumb for a root canal to be performed or would pulp capping work?

When a person is dealing with issues with the pulp of their teeth, then there may be several treatments that they can try before they have to get a root canal. When the person has the decay removed, then the dentist may try to do a pulp cap to help the pulp re-calcify, avoiding a root canal. If the pulp cap does not work, then the person would have to have the root canal.

Dental pulp helps protect and tell when there is an issue with a tooth. When a person is dealing with treatments for dental pulp, then he/she may have concerns about what kind of treatments they need, how the treatments will help them, if the pulp can be fixed or other concerns that involve the pulp of a tooth. When a person has these types of concerns, then he/she may need to seek help from an Expert.
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