pulp exposure


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Related to pulp exposure: carious pulp exposure, dental pulp exposure

pulp exposure

An opening through the wall of a tooth, produced by pathologic processes or accidentally, thereby exposing the dental pulp.
Synonym: tooth perforation
See also: exposure
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After that, most, but not all, of the carious dentine over the pulp was removed, with care being taken to try to avoid a pulp exposure.
Of note, animal studies are based on mechanical pulp exposures of noncarious teeth, whereas human studies are conducted on carious teeth with pulps likely already inflamed.
Mellor and Ripa [1970] stated that removal of the cusp will inevitably lead to pulp exposure that will require root canal treatment.