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what is the treatment for pulpitis?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Depends on whether: It is reversible or irreversible pulpitis. The former can often be relieved with an occlusal adjustment / palliative treatment. The latter required endodontic therapy (root canal therapy).
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
24 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Pulpitis means inflammation of the tooth pulp (nerve) causing tooth to hurt. It can be reversible or irreversible. Reversible pulpitis can be eliminated by removing the cause. Adjusting a new filling/crown that is too high or wearing a night guard to prevent grinding will stop pulpitis. Irreversible pulpitis is when the pulp is too sick to heal itself and a root canal or extraction is required.
Answered on May 6, 2016
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