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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 pulpitis?

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?

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 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

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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

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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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What is the treatment for pulpitis?

What is the treatment for pulpitis?

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

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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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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

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For caries involving the pulp, is it always called pulpitis?

For caries involving the pulp, is it always called pulpitis?

Yes, pulpitis: By the definition pulpitis is a term for inflammation of the tooth "pulp". Although pulpitis can be fixed by the dentist the prevention of cavities is the best strategy for your oral health. ...Read more

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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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Does a deep cavity always lead to irreversible pulpitis?

Not always: A deep cavity may be able to be lined with a material like calcium hydroxide before the filling is place. This may keep the nerve from becoming inflammed. ...Read more

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If you've had pulpitis for years would the outside of the tooth be destroyed as well - would there be severe visible decay?

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

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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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Can a vital tooth nerve/pulp be infected? Have pulpitis but not sure if will get better or not.

Can a vital tooth nerve/pulp be infected? Have pulpitis but not sure if will get better or not.

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

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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?

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?

Pulpitis?: 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

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Can Medrol (methylprednisolone) help with pulpitis?

Can Medrol (methylprednisolone) help with pulpitis?

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

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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 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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Can a "carie and pulpitis" give me excruciating jaw pain?

Can a "carie and pulpitis" give me excruciating jaw pain?

Yes: Yes, you need to see your dentist ASAP. Possible treatment options include fixing tooth, root canal, or extracting tooth. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about acute pulpitis vs. Acute apical periodontitis vs. Acute apical abscess?

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

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I have a Small carious cavity and clear OPG with constant pain. Dentist is confused and thinks its pulpitis but not sure. Medicines failed.

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

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Can a carie and pulpitis on the last right inferior molar lead to excruciating pain on mandible?

Can a carie and pulpitis on the last right inferior molar lead to excruciating pain on mandible?

Classic symptom: Inflammation to the pulp (pulpitis) can cause a dental abscess, or infection of the mouth and severe jaw pain. ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Crown: Crowns are done after root canals to provide them with enough strength for chewing and biting and prevent the from breaking. So most teeth need crowns after root canal. ...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?

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

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Have CAD. #2 tooth needs root canal. No visible infection. Pulpitis. Does delay have systemic effects ie speed up atherosclerosis, increase MI risk?

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

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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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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?

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

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more