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Damage of Tooth’s Nerve

What Damages a Tooth’s Nerve and Pulp in The First Place?

The tooth pulp is the living tissue of a tooth. It is enclosed beneath the tooth crown in an area known as pulp cavity. It contains connective tissues, blood vessels and nerves. It mimics the shape of the tooth having roots where the nerves and blood vessel connect it to the gum. When it is damaged it leads to a lot of pain and can easily worsen to a serious situation that may affect the whole tooth, surrounding teeth, and even other body parts. Early treatment allows you to take advantage of a root canal Barrie therapy. It is very important to know the various factors that can lead to the damage of a tooth’s nerve and pulp, to prevent them and also seek early and appropriate treatment. Such factors include:

Infections

Infections lead to the death of the tooth’s pulp and end up creating abscess around the tips of the tooth’s root. The abscess creates a socket at the base of the root killing the nerves and may form a lump of pus on the side of the teeth which could be accompanied by pain. If unchecked, the abscess can easily spread to the bone of supporting the tooth and the infection can also spread to other areas of the mouth depending on the kind of bacteria that is causing it. While antibiotics may help stop the spreading and control the abscess, a faster and more effective method is the root canal treatment.

Deep Tooth Cavities

Given that the pulp is inside the dentin structure of the tooth, the only way it gets exposure is through the gum structure or if something cracks the upper tooth structure. This creates a hole in the tooth which exposes the pulp and leaves it susceptible to bacteria. Deep tooth cavities penetrate the tooth’s enamel and reach the tooth pulp exposing it to bacteria from the cavities and those usually present in the mouth. This leads to an inflammation of the pulp and quickly leads to the degeneration of the pulp and the tooth’s nerves. It can be accompanied by great pain or at times be painless. Again a root canal is the best way to completely remove the decay unless the whole tooth becomes compromised.

TRAUMA AND TOOTH RESORPTION

Pulp Necessitating Treatment

In some instances, the tooth is subjected to a great force which leads to the severing of the nerves. This can happen in the case of an accident, a fall or a fight. The nerve then dies either immediately or over a period of time after the traumatic incident. In other cases, the trauma or other external forces may lead to tooth resorption. This may extend to the nerve and blood tissue of the pulp necessitating treatment by a root canal and other therapies to prevent further loss of the tooth structure.

Dental Procedures

Some dental procedures can cause some level of stress on the dental tissue in and around the tooth. When done repeatedly, some of them like dental grilling will lead to the inflammation and subsequent damaging of the nerve and pulp of the tooth.

We are a Family Friendly Practice

 

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services with a focus on pediatric dentistry to cater to this specialized segment of clients. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

 

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services with a focus on pediatric dentistry to cater to this specialized segment of clients. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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