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Large cavity in tooth. Dentist says I need pulp cap and filling. Decay comes close to the nerve but not yet on the it. What is purpose of pulp cap?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Pulp cap

The purpose of a pulp cap is to make the tooth less likely to be sensitive to the new filling, and to make the nerve less likely to need Root Canal Therapy.

In brief: Pulp cap

The purpose of a pulp cap is to make the tooth less likely to be sensitive to the new filling, and to make the nerve less likely to need Root Canal Therapy.
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