A 31-year-old member asked:
what is the treatment for pulpitis?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Shnayder answered
15 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
RCT or extraction: Root canal or extraction.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Collura answered
14 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Pulpitis can be reversible or irreversible. Reversible pulpitis can often be treated with a sedative filling, followed by a permanent filling. Occasionally just removal of the cause of pulpitis is enough for symptoms to resolve. Irreversible pulpitis requires root canal treatment or extraction.
Answered on Jul 31, 2013
Dr. Kenneth Grossman answered
44 years experience Endodontics
Based on symptoms: The treatment is based on your symptoms and the result of tests done by your dentist. If the tooth is somewhat cold sensitive, then it may not need root canal. If pain lingers, after cold stimuli, and throbs, and/ or is sensitive to heat, then a root canal is probably needed.
Answered on Mar 28, 2013
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