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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 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?

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 ?

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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