The core of the teeth is made up of a soft element called the dental pulp. This extends to the next phase called ‘crown‘ which is often referred to as the visible part outside your jawbone. The pulp contains connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels that are important for your other teeth.
When a tooth is severely cracked or has some sort of infection or cavity, the bacteria can enter the dental pulp. If left untreated, this can cause serious tooth abscess, leading to bone loss and pulp death.