Pulp polyp

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A pulp polyp, also known as chronic hyperplastic pulpitis, is a "productive" (i.e., growing) inflammation of dental pulp in which the development of granulation tissue is seen, and is characterised by the overgrowth of the tissue outside the boundary of a tooth's pulp chamber. A pulp polyp may be found in an open carious lesion (tooth cavity), in a fractured tooth, or when a dental restoration is missing. Due to lack of intrapulpal pressure in an open lesion, pulp necrosis does not take place as would have occurred in a closed caries case.

The condition is more commonly seen in children and young adults.[1] A good vascular and immune supply is necessary for such a condition to develop.


  1. ^ Chandra S; Chandra G (30 May 2008). Oral Medicine. Jaypee Brothers Publishers. p. 39. ISBN 978-81-8448-145-7.