The Primary Pulp: Developmental and Biomedical Background

  • Anna B. FuksEmail author
  • Josimeri Hebling
  • Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa


Maintaining the integrity and health of the oral tissues is the primary objective of pulp treatment. Premature loss of primary teeth can lead to malocclusion and/or to esthetic, phonetic, or functional problems. It is important to attempt to preserve pulp vitality whenever possible; however, when this is not feasible, the pulp can be entirely extirpated without significantly compromising the function of the tooth [1, 2].


Dental Pulp Dentinal Tubule Pulp Tissue Pulp Chamber Enamel Organ 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna B. Fuks
    • 1
    Email author
  • Josimeri Hebling
    • 2
  • Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric DentistryThe Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental MedicineJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric DentistryUniversity Estadual Paulista – UNESP, Araraquara School of DentistryAraraquaraBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Physiology and PathologyUniversity Estadual Paulista – UNESP, Araraquara School of DentistryAraraquaraBrazil

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