Eli5 nerves in teeth

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WHY do we have to have nerves in our teeth what purpose does it even serve??

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Anonymous 0 Comments

We have nerves in our teeth so;

1) We know when to stop biting (pressure), and

2) When we should intervene to pull out decaying teeth (pain).

Anonymous 0 Comments

Partly they’re leftover from when your teeth were growing, and partly it helps you know if something is wrong with your tooth.

Anonymous 0 Comments

One thing I didn’t see mentioned: the nerves in your mouth/teeth play a big role in your ability to form words and speak.