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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why does acute pulpitis cause pain at night?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
Nerve: The nerve is dying and when you lay down the blood pressure change causes the tooth to hurt more. See the base endodontist.
Dr. Steve Krendl
18 years experience
Fewer Distractions: Less stimuli at night-time for your mind to be focused on as compared to the day time. Also, positional changes can affect the blood flow/pressure to the tooth and cause more pain.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Could you explain me why acute pulpitis causes pain at night?

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Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Acute pulpitis is an inflammation of the nerve or the pulp inside your tooth if it's just mildly irritated throughout the day when you're active and you're concentrating on everyday activities you may not notice the pain so much but at night when you relax and you're not thinking about everyday decisions minor aches and pains are more noticeable to the body.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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True. Cognitive awareness does play a part,secondarily to supine engorgement!
Feb 19, 2015

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