MadSci Network: Anatomy

Subject: Do dental nerves serve any useful purpose?

Date: Tue Aug 3 09:39:04 1999
Posted by Tom Cull
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Cleveland State/Province: OH Country: No country entered.
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 933687544.An

A friend of mine recently had a root canal.  The oral surgeon said that the
nerves in the teeth serve no useful purpose and can be removed without
harm.  Is this true?  Are the nerves somehow related only to the
development of the teeth?


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