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How can you tell the difference between irreversible and reversible pulpitis?

Time and cause: Irreversible pulpitis can occur without a cause and last longer than 10 minutes. Reversible pulpitis is usually caused by hot, cold, or biting and lasts seconds. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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What is the difference between pulpitis and a tooth abscess. Also what are the dangers of both?

What is the difference between pulpitis and a tooth abscess.  Also what are the dangers of both?

Tooth conditions: A pulpitis is an inflammation of the pulp-the tissue within your tooth. A tooth abscess is when the pulp dies / becomes necrotic. You would think this an infection in your tooth. In both instances Root canal treatment would be needed to treat these problems to save your tooth. The other possibility would be to extract the tooth. So in both instances you could have a toothache. ...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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How long can it take for pulpitis to go away?

How long can it take for pulpitis to go away?

Depends: Pulpitis comes in 2 varieties: reversible and irreversible. If it is reversible, it can go away once the cause of it has been eliminated. This includes making sure there is no high spot on a recently placed filling, any uncured composite resin has been fully cured, or there are no occlusal interferences among other possibilities. If it is found to be irreversible, the solution is root canal or ext. ...Read more

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What's pulpitis (dentistry)?

What's pulpitis (dentistry)?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the pulp where the nerves and blood supply of the tooth is. ...Read more

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Do people with pulpitis have a lot of pain?

Do people with pulpitis have a lot of pain?

Yes: Pulpitis is extremely painfull. If the disease is not treated the pain will subside eventually. This means the root canal nerve died. Not that infection is cured. You will still need a root canal treatment otherwise you can loose your tooth. ...Read more

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I have irreversible pulpitis. How can I ease pain?

I have irreversible pulpitis. How can I ease pain?

RCT: Get root canal therapy for that tooth asap! the only thing you can do in the meantime is take some otc pain medication. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic be given prior to treatment in case of acte pulpitis?

Can antibiotic be given prior to treatment in case of acte pulpitis?

I would: Not normally rx antibiotic for this condition. If the tooth hurts the best thing to do is to determine the source of the pain and solve the problem. You do not want to become antibiotic resistant. ...Read more

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What does Medrol (methylprednisolone) do for people with pulpitis?

What does Medrol (methylprednisolone) do for people with pulpitis?

Anti-inflammation: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a steroid. It is a very strong anti-inflammatory drug. It is usually reserved for use in situations where an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) is not effective or can't be used. A pulpitis is an inflammation of the pulp or nerve of the tooth. It can be reversible or irreversible. If the cause of the inflammation is removed, it might take care of the pulpitis. ...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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