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Pulp (Dental)

The pulp is the center (core) of a tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels and helps fight infection in the tooth.

The pulp feeds the tooth by sending nutrients into the middle layer of the tooth (dentin). It can also create new, healthy dentin.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedJuly 20, 2012

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Last Updated: July 20, 2012
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