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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry|
|Current as of||June 7, 2013|
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