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What is the treatment for pulpitis?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Depends

Pulpitis can be reversible or irreversible.
Reversible pulpitis can often be treated with a sedative filling, followed by a permanent filling. Occasionally just removal of the cause of pulpitis is enough for symptoms to resolve. Irreversible pulpitis requires root canal treatment or extraction.

In brief: Depends

Pulpitis can be reversible or irreversible.
Reversible pulpitis can often be treated with a sedative filling, followed by a permanent filling. Occasionally just removal of the cause of pulpitis is enough for symptoms to resolve. Irreversible pulpitis requires root canal treatment or extraction.
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
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Dr. Michael Shnayder
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: RCT or extraction

Root canal or extraction.

In brief: RCT or extraction

Root canal or extraction.
Dr. Michael Shnayder
Dr. Michael Shnayder
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