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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pulpitis (Overview)

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 areas of the mouth.


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Endodontist prescribed Medrol (methylprednisolone) for pulpitis. How does it work?

Endodontist prescribed Medrol (methylprednisolone) for   pulpitis. How does it work?

Anti inflammatory: Reduces systemic inflammatory response which can also occur in the tooth pulp (nerve &blood supply inside the tooth). ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
90 doctors shared insights

Pulpitis (Overview)

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 areas of the mouth.


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How long should one wait to get their crown put on a cracked tooth that was diagnosed with Pulpitis from bruxism?

How long should one wait to get their crown put on a cracked tooth that was diagnosed with Pulpitis from bruxism?

Soon: Soon, to prevent additional damage to tooth. Downside, it tooth dies, will need to drill hole through crown for root canal. You dentist can guide you best in this situation. ...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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Please help with dental pain control. I have vital irreversible pulpitis. An interappointment flare-up was treated w/ amoxicillin/Medrol/Violin. After the initial treatment, a local anesthesia with 2x 7.5-200 vicoprofen couldn't block pain. Any suggestion

Please help with dental pain control. I have vital irreversible pulpitis. An interappointment flare-up was treated w/ amoxicillin/Medrol/Violin. After the initial treatment, a local anesthesia with 2x 7.5-200 vicoprofen couldn't block pain. Any suggestion

Sorry to hear: If your question is how to manage pain must bring down inflammation and infection via Ibuprofen and antibiotics which you have been on. Make sure you take the Ibuprofen 600 or 800 mg every 4 to 6 hrs for 1st 24 hours until the inflammation is down so pain is less. If everything went well with root canal then have to wait, if u get swelling need to change the antibiotics. Report clearly to your den. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pulpitis?

What is the treatment for  pulpitis?

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. ...Read more

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What is pulpitis?

What is pulpitis?

Toothache: Nerves and blood vessels make up the dental pulp, the soft stuff that resides in the heart of a tooth (in the root canal system). Inflammation of the pulp is known as pulpitis. It may be transient and reversible or worsen and become irreversible, which warrants root canal therapy to remove the infection and associated pain. ...Read more

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What is pulpitis?

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. ...Read more

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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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How dangerous is pulpitis?

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 ?

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

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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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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 is the definition or description of: pulpitis?

What is the definition or description of: pulpitis?

Inflamed nerve: 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 areas of the mouth. ...Read more

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Is it normal for pain from pulpitis be acute and severe?

Yes: Pulpitis or inflammation of the nerve inside the tooth can be quite painful. When it is acute and severe the tooth will probably require endondontic therapy or root canal to resolve the problem. ...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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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?

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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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 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