IN THE NAME OF ALLAH , MOST GRACIOUS , MOSTMERCIFUL
Oral histologyLecture # 3 : Dental Pulp
Dental pulp :
Crown -> coronal pulp - pulp chamber
Root > radicular pulp - root canal
The part of the pulp in the crown is called(coronal pulp-pulpchamber) & the part in the root called (radicular pulp- root canal).
Normally we have more than one root ,more than one root canal ,inmost of the cases each root has one root canal ,but in some ofposterior teeth we may see two root canals in one root ..e.g. in (60-70) % there are two canals in the mesial root of mandibular first molar ,although it's one root ,but we see two canals.
so this mean thenumber of root canals isn't necessarily equal to the number of roots.
ental pulp forms as referents of dental papilla, we said dental papillaforms dentine. The main fiber of dental papilla after dentine hasformed is called dental pulp ,so dental papilla becomes dental pulpafter beginning of dentinogenesis . in other words, oncedentinogenises starts we no longer call it dental papilla we call itdental pulp .
So it is called dental papilla as long as the dentine is not yetformed , once the formation of the first layer of dentine , wecall the layer directly beneath it dental pulp(instead of dentalpapilla).