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How dangerous is pulpitis?

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Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
Dentistry 44 years experience
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. This condition may be reversible or not depending on the circumstances and treatment. It may lead to root canal treatment or the situation may resolve and the tooth would be ok.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is pulpitis?

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Dr. Bruce Seader
Dentistry 45 years experience
Inflammation : Pulpitis is the inflammation of the dental pulp of a tooth. Pulpitis will present itself with increased sensitivity to stimuli, specifically to hot and cold. Prolonged throbbing may be associated with pulpitis. Pulpitis can occur without any pain.

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