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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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. Barbara Lavi
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