Pulpal Responses to Caries and Dental Repair

Anthony Smith

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The dentine-pulp complex shows a broad spectrum of responses to caries of the dental tissues, which represents a summation of injury, defence and repair events taking place. The relative importance of these various events will reflect both the extent of disease activity and metabolic state of the tissues. This review examines the interplay between these events and the opportunities for tissue regeneration following caries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-232
Number of pages10
JournalCaries Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


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