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Which Part of your Tooth is Alive?

Posted on 6/15/2015 by Keith M. Cooper
A woman suffering from a cracked tooth.Did you know that teeth are alive? Many people mistakenly think they are not, but in reality, the interior portions of your tooth, including the dentin and pulp are alive. These are the parts of the tooth that the enamel protects. In fact, the enamel is the only part of your tooth that is not alive. This is why when it is damaged from decay, infection, or trauma, it does not grow back. Any damage to the enamel requires dental treatment to fix it.

The Pain Inside
When you experience tooth pain, you are experiencing it from the inside of your tooth. This could mean that there is a chip or crack in the enamel that has let decay or infection settle into the interior of your teeth. This is also why you may suddenly feel sensitive to hot or cold foods. When the dentin becomes exposed, you are more susceptible to pain.

There are many ways to fix the pain in the interior of your tooth; it is not a lost cause that means you need your tooth extracted. From root canals to dental crowns, we can help you strengthen your tooth and keep your natural roots, which is the ultimate goal in order to keep your jawbone stimulated. If you were to lose a tooth prematurely, the best solution is dental implants as it is the best way to keep the jawbone growing and keeping the structure of your face intact for many years to come.

If you are experiencing problems with your teeth, please call us for an appointment today!

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San Jose, CA 95129
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