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.
Last Revised: November 4, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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