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how dangerous is pulpitis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
43 years experience Dentistry
Its an inflamation: I wouldnt say "dangerous" when discussing pulpitis. Its an inflamation of the pulp, the area of the tooth where you find the nerve and blood vessels. ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
51 years experience Dentistry
Go to the Dentist: The only thing to add to dr. Lindsey wolfer's answer is to go see a dentist for a remedy.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Pulpitis: is a non infected inflammation of the contents of the tooth and generally means the tooth is injured or a cavity has reached a depth where infection i ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
...itis: ...itis means inflammation. If the pulp of a tooth becomes inflamed, often by trauma, the swelling within the hard enclosed pulp chamber can lead to p ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Not the same: Pulpitis is inflammation of the living nerve inside your tooth. An abscess can occur when the living nerve tissue inside the tooth dies and toxins are ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
38 years experience Dentistry
Toothache: Nerves and blood vessels make up the dental pulp, the soft stuff that resides in the heart of a tooth (in the root canal system). Inflammation of the ... Read More
Dr. Shawn Murray
15 years experience Dentistry
Pulpitis: Itis means inflammation and pulp is the nerve and blood tissues inside of the tooth. So, basically you have inflammation or an infection inside of the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Seader
44 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation : Pulpitis is the inflammation of the dental pulp of a tooth. Pulpitis will present itself with increased sensitivity to stimuli, specifically to hot ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
54 years experience Dentistry
Several possibilitis: Pulpitis is an inflammation of the pulp. It commonly can be caused by a deep cavity, a deep filling, having a tooth operated on multiple times, a blow ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
44 years experience Endodontics
See your dentist: There are two types of pulpits. Reversible and irreversible. With proper testing, a diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment applied. If the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Nerve: The nerve is dying and when you lay down the blood pressure change causes the tooth to hurt more. See the base endodontist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
20 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation of pulp: The pulp is in the center of every tooth and consists of nerves and blood vessels. Pulpitis occurs when there is inflammation in the pulp resulting f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Pulpitis or inflammation of the nerve inside the tooth can be quite painful. When it is acute and severe the tooth will probably require endondontic t ... Read More

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