Calcification of pulp
Sometimes pulp tissue hardens and compresses nerves, causing severe pain. This is often treated by removing the hardened pulp tissue with a root canal.

Exposure of pulp
If a tooth has a severe cavity or is cracked or broken, its pulp can be exposed, leading to inflammation or abscess. This might be treated by either a filling, root canal or removal of the affected tooth. Treatment is contingent on how much pulp is exposed.

Poor oral hygiene is the primary cause of dental pulp diseases. Preventative dentistry starts with good oral hygiene habits at home. Be sure to brush and floss regularly, and don’t avoid periodic oral examinations here with your dentist. You’ll exponentially reduce the chances of dental pulp diseases.