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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.
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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