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Tooth Pulp Removal

Why Does Tooth Pulp Need To Be Removed?

One of the major dental problems is the inflammation of the tooth pulp which results in a painful and numb tooth. It can easily lead to advanced oral and general health issues and hence demands immediate attention.

What Is a Tooth Pulp?

A tooth pulp also referred to as a dental pulp is the part of the tooth which contains the soft tissues of the tooth. These are literally the living parts of the tooth and compose of connective tissues, cells, blood vessels and nerve cells. The shape of the pulp takes after the shape of the tooth with a pulp chamber, pulp horns and the root canals . The tooth pulp has important roles which include a sensory role where it detects any changes in temperature, pressure and any trauma. It also plays the nutritive role supplying the mineral tissue around it with moisture and other nutrients. Its cells also produce the dentin needed in the formation of the tooth.

What Is Inflammation?

The main problem that affects the dental pulp is inflammation. This is largely caused by bacteria from tooth decay or made worse by bacteria taking advantage of the situation. Trauma is also a major cause for the inflammation of the pulp. When this happens the pulp builds up the pressure in the tooth where the pulp cavity is. This, in turn, affects the nerves and the rest of the tissues inside resulting in pain and increased sensitivity of the affected tooth. The situation is made worse because the pressure cannot be relieved by any other tissue since the pulp is surrounded and enclosed in hard dentin. Any further flow of blood in the pulp results in an increase in pain.

WHY IT IS NECESSARY TO REMOVE A TOOTH PULP?

Bone Loss

When bacteria get into the pulp or if the inflammation was a result of inflammation, there are little chances of saving the tooth. Bacteria break down the pulp and multiply in the pulp cavity. The result is an abscess at the root level as the infection spreads. Infection of the root causes a number of other situations which make it necessary to remove a tooth pulp:

Badly Damaged Pulp Results

  • Bone loss in the area around the root tip. As the infection spreads out of the tooth into the root it chips on the tooth and the bone material resulting in bone recession.
  • Draining of infection and other substances into the skin through cheeks or inside the gums is another risk. This is because the formed abscess leads to a hole on the other side of the tooth and food substances and other germs gain entry into the skin and blood.
  • A badly damaged pulp results in the spread of pain to other body parts like the neck, face and the head.

It also becomes necessary to remove the tooth pulp via a root canal Barrie in order to save the tooth. After the tooth has grown, the crucial functions of the tooth pulp are reduced. A tooth can function fine without the pulp which usually recedes with age. This saves you the whole process of having to deal with tooth extraction and living with artificial teeth.

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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