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What destroys dental pulp?

Jonathan B. Levine, DMD
Prosthodontics
Bacteria destroys dental pulp. As soon as bacteria get into this sterile pulp, it dies. The necrotic debris of the dying vital pulp tissue causes the body to think it is a foreign invader and it sets off an immune response.
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