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how can you tell the difference between irreversible and reversible pulpitis

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Blair
48 years experience Dentistry
Time and cause: Irreversible pulpitis can occur without a cause and last longer than 10 minutes. Reversible pulpitis is usually caused by hot, cold, or biting and las ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Pulpitis: Inflammation of the nerve inside a tooth. If it's reversible, then the sensitivity will abate over time (varies widely between patients, no set number ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Confusing Treatment: If you are sensitive to hot/cold the filling was probably deep and the nerve in the tooth is alive. Keflex is an antibiotic used to fight bacterial in ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Big difference: Pulpitis is the inflammation of the live nerve of a tooth. An abscess is a swollen area within body tissue, containing an accumulation of pus. Pulpit ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
Hard to tell: This is always a problem for the practitioner and nurse. Both conditions may be tender and inflammed so it is hard to tell. Hypertonic fluids such as ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
TIA: You mean transdient ischemic attack, this a pre-stroke syndrome.This need to be treated as soon as possible before it developed into a completed stoke ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: The difference is bone loss. Gingivitis is with out bone loss while periodontitis is with bone loss. You should see a dentist to see which you have ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Difficult to tell: sometimes. Fever, pain on respiration, and pleuritic rub favor pleurisy. Local tenderness favors costochondritis. More importantly, yo need to make ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Different responses: Relapse refers to when a process such as a hepatitis infection responds to treatment initially, but is followed by recurrence of the process/disease. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very different: Syphilis occurs in stages, 1st painless sore (chancre) after 1 1/12 - 13 wks on genitals, lasts about 1 month. 2nd stage skin rash 2 - 8 wks later la ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edmund Lipskis
39 years experience Dentistry
Size, color, shape: Baby teeth are whiter than perm teeth. There are 20 baby teeth, the 8 front ones (top and bottom) are lost usually between ages 6-8. Perm front teeth ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Examination: I would examine for other causes before diagnosing anxiety. We have a few tests and basic history and physical would narrow down the diagnosis.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Pain-tooth/sinus: Inital symptoms for cavities, sensitive teeth and sinus pain can be similar. Sensitivity to drinking cold or hot beverages, or eating certain solids c ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Difficult to do: Somethings the lung sounds are similar. Pneumonia on chest X-ray has a picture that may be characteristic. Bronchitis on the other hand often times ha ... Read More
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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Reask: It's unclear what you are asking. Please clarify since the term acute and subsequent seizures don't have a meaning in the context of a discussion of ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience Psychiatry
Check sympptoms: We get forgetful as we grow older. Stress and illnesses like anxiety and depression can also cause forgetfulness. Dementia is a term used to describe ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Get it treated : You are correct periodontal disease will not correct itself you should see a periodontist who will rebuild the lost bone after removing all the infec ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Pain, tenderness.: Usually, epididymitis is painful while testicular cancer presents classically with a painless mass. Fever, tenderness and swelling can also be presen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes and no: Yes am EMG /ncs is used to differentiate neuropraxia and axonotmesis but the test itself cannot tell how long a lesion will take to recover. The phys ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Genes and jerks: Huntington's movements are present at rest and during activity, whereas parkinsonian movements tend to be at rest. Hd movements can be abrupt, jerky, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Easy for Dentist: Tartar or calculus is hard and appears as a deposit on the surface of teeth. It is an almond color but may be stained darker from coffee, tea, smokin ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Almost the same: Morphine and heroin are narcotic analgesics which are indicated for moderate to severe pain. Heroin (diamorphine) is a derivative of the morphine, but ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience Dentistry
Difference in hardne: In fluorosis the tooth is actually harder; the enamel is stronger. In demineralization the enamel has 'soft' spots that appear as pre-cavities with an ... Read More

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