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Could you explain me why acute pulpitis causes pain at night?
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Thank
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Dr. Thomas Yash
True. Your blood pressure will increase to your jaw(teeth) when you lay down. Therefore, as Dr Grossman explained, this pressure affects the blood vessels increasing pain.
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Acute pulpitis is an inflammation of the nerve or the pulp inside your tooth if it's just mildly irritated throughout the day when you're active and you're concentrating on everyday activities you may not notice the pain so much but at night when you relax and you're not thinking about everyday decisions minor aches and pains are more noticeable to the body.

In brief: Yes
Acute pulpitis is an inflammation of the nerve or the pulp inside your tooth if it's just mildly irritated throughout the day when you're active and you're concentrating on everyday activities you may not notice the pain so much but at night when you relax and you're not thinking about everyday decisions minor aches and pains are more noticeable to the body.
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dr. Dennis Kelley
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
True. Cognitive awareness does play a part,secondarily to supine engorgement!
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