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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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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 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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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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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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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'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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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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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 ?

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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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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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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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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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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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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