Reversible Pulpitis: Histology

October 20, 2011 | By | Reply More

Reversible Pulpitis: Histology


  • Secondary (repair) dentin and denticle formation adjacent to the advanced dentin caries.
  • Secondary dentin has only few tubules and is bordered by few odontoblasts.
  • Within the pulp horn, one notes an accumulation of inflammatory cells.
  • Note the initial disintegration of the odontoblastic layer and the obvious inflammatory cell infiltration, without tissue necrosis.
  • Bacteria infiltrate coronally into dentinal tubules. At the pulpal wall, neutrophilic granulocytes migrate toward adjacent tubule entrances and release tissue-destructive enzymes.
  • Neutrophilic granulocytes, evident in the predentin layer and within dentinal tubules.


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Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Periodontology

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