U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

How can you tell the difference between irreversible and reversible pulpitis

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Blair
Dentistry 49 years experience
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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 45 years experience
I'll try: Irreversible inflammation of the pulp. Tooth needs root canal or extraction. Possible causes are many. Cracked tooth, traumatized tooth, but most comm... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Pulpitis: You know it's irreversible if it does not become asymptomatic or if the symptoms get worse. It can take anywhere up to a few months to resolve if reve... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends: Pulpitis comes in 2 varieties: reversible and irreversible. If it is reversible, it can go away once the cause of it has been eliminated. This include... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Pulpitis is extremely painfull. If the disease is not treated the pain will subside eventually. This means the root canal nerve died. Not that infecti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
RCT: Get root canal therapy for that tooth asap! the only thing you can do in the meantime is take some otc pain medication.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
I would: Not normally rx antibiotic for this condition. If the tooth hurts the best thing to do is to determine the source of the pain and solve the problem. Y... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership