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Pulpitis In Children
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
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
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
Its an inflamation: I wouldn't 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
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
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
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
Based on symptoms:
The treatment is based on your symptoms and the result of tests done by your dentist.
If the tooth is somewhat cold sensitive, then it may not need root canal. If pain lingers, after cold stimuli, and throbs, and/ or is sensitive to heat, then a root canal is probably needed. ...Read more
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
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
If you've had pulpitis for years would the outside of the tooth be destroyed as well - would there be severe visible decay?
Not necessarily..: Pulpitis is inflammation of dental pulp tissue. This can be caused by a number of factors, including a deep restoration or even parafunctional habits (bruxism). A perfectly sound tooth with no fillings or cavities that is traumatized by blunt force or extreme temperatures may have pulpitis... ...Read more
Pulpitis: Pulpitis merely denotes an inflammation of the tooth pulp. It can be reversible and go away or irreversible and lead to a degradation of the tissues of the pulp canal and becoming infected. Your own dentist is the best one to determine cause, treatment, and likelihood of you requiring treatment such as Root Canal Therapy. We can't always predict that especially over the internet. ...Read more
If you've had pulpitis for over six years, what would the outside of the tooth look like? Is it still possible to save tooth with Root Canal?
I'm confused by your question. Pulpitis is an infection of the nerve of a tooth and is usually very painful.
If you have a tooth with an infected nerve, it needs to have a root canal. If there is enough tooth left to restore, then the root canal can save the tooth.
See your dentist or an endodontist (root canal specialist) for an examination. ...Read more
Short-Term Only: Any pain medication or anti-inflammatory drug can help with the symptoms of pulpitis, just like any other painful condition. However, medications never address the cause of the tooth pain. That can only be done by your dentist, generally by getting inside the tooth & fixing whatever's wrong. Sometimes it can be fixed from outside the tooth too. You can't do it yourself, however, so see a dentist. ...Read more
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
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
Is there anything I can do about acute pulpitis vs. Acute apical periodontitis vs. Acute apical abscess?
See a dentist ASAP: Regardless of the type of dental infection, it won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
I have a Small carious cavity and clear OPG with constant pain. Dentist is confused and thinks its pulpitis but not sure. Medicines failed.
Internet diagnosis: These types of situations require a clinical exam and x-rays along with other types of tests IN PERSON and cannot be properly or accurately diagnosed over the internet. Sorry. Perhaps see another dentist for a second opinion Medicines? Was the cavity filled? When or why not? Perhaps another tooth or another problem? ...Read more
How long should one wait to get their crown put on a cracked tooth that was diagnosed with Pulpitis from bruxism?
I've either had pulpitis or an abscess for 8 months but couldn't visit dentist. Appointment book next week. Chances of saving tooth with root canal?
See DDS: Need to see clinically and with an x-ray, your dentist or endodontist will attempt to save your tooth if warranted. If deemed non restorable, a treatment plan would be in order in reference to replacing the tooth, an implant being the best option. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis for your particular tooth. ...Read more
Doctor im 18 yrs old I have got pulpitis so the dentist told that I need to undergo root canal. Will they place a crown?
Spreading infection.: The infection spread through the root into the bone and after a long period of time has destroyed enough bone to start draining into the mouth. ...Read more
Have CAD. #2 tooth needs root canal. No visible infection. Pulpitis. Does delay have systemic effects ie speed up atherosclerosis, increase MI risk?
Risk: If root canal treatment is required it usually means that the nerve of the tooth is infected. "...itis" means inflammation, again with infection usually the cause. Any infection is a danger to other organ systems. Important that you have treatment ASAP. Infection can spread readily and do damage. If you have not as yet consulted with a root canal specialist, an Endodontist, please do so. ...Read more
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
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more