dead nerve

dead nerve

misnomer for nonvital dental pulp.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dead nerve

(ded nĕrv)
Colloq. misnomer for nonvital dental pulp.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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And the fresh excitement made me more than ever insensible to those considerations of conscience and of safety which were already as dead nerves in my breast.
The brain is unable to repair dead nerve cells, but some degree of function can be restored through physical therapy, which results in rewiring unharmed parts of the brain.
The operation involved cutting dead nerve endings away from her spine to allow the ones that do work to perform more effectively.
The most promising research remains in stem cell therapy, with stem cells being targeted to develop into brain cells, which can then be used to repair the dead nerve cells which cause the disease.
He didn't think any medications would help me and said there may be dead nerve endings that may or may not improve.
Needing a dead nerve cleaned out and a crown fitted urgently, Gordon Brown chose to pay around pounds 650 rather than wait to see an NHS dentist.
There is no way to restore life to dead nerve endings; the damage is permanent.
"While dead nerve cells are irretrievably lost, damaged synapses can be regenerated in the elderly," Prof.
What is it: Root canal work involves at least two trips to the dentist, one to drill out the dead nerve and apply chemicals to kill the bacteria and another to cap the tooth.
" Exercise is good because it leads to newer connections and also stimulates dead nerves," says Dr Gupta.
I also went through homeopathy and acupuncture to try to stimulate the dead nerves and muscles.