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Can a deep cavity always cause irreversible pulpitis?

Can a deep cavity always cause irreversible pulpitis?

Not necessarily: Depth of a carious lesion does not dictate whether or not you will need root canal therapy. In certain circumstances, moderately deep lesions will result in the need for a root canal... Each case is different. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pulpitis (Definition)

A condition in which the pulp (nerve) of the tooth becomes inflamed, causing pain and pressure in the tooth. There are varying degrees of pulpitis, from mild to severe. The pressure in the pulp chamber affects the nerve and connective tissue in the tooth. Extreme cases of pulpitis may result in a phenomenon called referred pain, causing pain to be detected in unrelated ...Read more


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Blister in mouth with pus caused by pulpitis infection. How did I get it?

Blister in mouth with pus caused by pulpitis infection. How did I get it?

Decay/Trauma: Tooth has abcessed from what you have said. That can be after decay has progressed to the pulp or after (usually long after) trauma has caused the pulp to die and in some cases it just happens. Make sure to get it taken care of with antibiotics and further dental treatment. ...Read more

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What causes pulpitis ?

What causes  pulpitis ?

Irritation: Pulpitis is irritation to the pulp or inner-most, living part of the tooth which contains nerves and blood vessels. It is caused by deep decay, chronic injury to the tooth such as multiple fillings or a crown prep, excessive heat, physical injury to the tooth, and exposure of the pulp to the outside environment. Mild pulpitis might go away on its own. If it doesn't the tooth will require an rct. ...Read more

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Why does acute pulpitis cause pain at night?

Why does acute pulpitis cause pain at night?

Nerve: The nerve is dying and when you lay down the blood pressure change causes the tooth to hurt more. See the base endodontist. ...Read more

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

Vascular engorgement: Inflammation causes increased blood flow in the vessels of the pulp. When you lie down, this engorge ment can increase. The pulp is limited in space and confined within the hard tooth structure, so the increased volume of blood causes pressure and pain. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is irreversilbe pulpitis? What causes it?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is irreversilbe pulpitis? What causes it?

I'll try: Irreversible inflammation of the pulp. Tooth needs root canal or extraction. Possible causes are many. Cracked tooth, traumatized tooth, but most commonly from bacterial invasion through a cavity. ...Read more

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What is pulpitis?

What is pulpitis?

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 tooth. There are many different causes of pulpitis but almost always require a root canal. Discuss your options with a dentist for further information. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pulpitis?

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. ...Read more

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What can be done about pulpitis ?

What can be done  about pulpitis ?

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 condition is irreversible either extraction or root canal should be done. If reversible simpler treatment may correct the pulpits. See an endodontist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more