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Pulpitis Treatment Questions

What is pulpitis?

When a dentist refers to pulpitis, then the dentist is talking about the medical symptom that happens when the dental pulp becomes inflamed or irritated. When a person has increased sensitivity to stimuli from hot and cold items, then this can be a very good indicator of pulpitis. In most cases, the person will experience a prolonged throbbing pain that is typically associated with pulpitis, but there are times that pulpitis can occur without any pain. Pulpitis can be caused by many things. Things that can cause pulpitis are dental caries that penetrate the enamel and dentin and get into the pulp of a tooth, trauma, or in some cases, periodontitis. If the pulp of a person’s tooth gets inflamed, then pressure can build up in the pulp cavity that causes pressure on the nerve of the tooth. Read below to find more answers from Experts about Pulptis.

If an individual has suffered from pain and sensitivity to hot and cold, no abscess has been found what can be the cause this?

If the person is experiencing the sensitivity to hot and cold things, then they may have a pulpitis that is an inflammation of the nerve of the tooth. When a person has a pulpitis, then they are generally more sensitive to hot and cold objects. When a person is suffering from the pain for 15 seconds or less, then this can mean that they are between it being a reversible pulpitis and an irreversible pulpitis. When a person is suffering from a reversible pulpitis, then this means the issue will correct itself and the sensitivity will decrease over time and when they are suffering from an irreversible pulpitis, then the person would generally need a root canal to fix the issue. If the person notices that the pain is getting worse or lasting for a longer period of time, then they would need to get in and see the dentist as soon as they can.

If an individual had a crown procedure and the dentist left a spot at the bottom of the tooth, would sharp pain be caused because of this?

There may be an issue of the filling being too deep that is causing thermal and mechanical insults the pulp of the tooth that may be causing pulpitis and the pain that the person is going through. There also may be issues with the decay of the tooth not being fully removed. The person would need to have some x-rays done and consult with the dentist for a possible root canal.

If a person is dealing with an extreme and throbbing toothache and the person is in perfect dental health, could this pain be caused by a sinus infection?

When a person is suffering from sensitivity to cold, then they may be suffering from acute pulpitis and would not generally be caused by a sinus infection. The person may have had an issue with a cavity that has not been assessed or the person may have had a slight crack or trauma to the tooth that is causing the pulpitis. If the person has this, then they may need to have the tooth extracted or have a possible root canal.

If a person had a very shallow cavity and had a filling in their tooth and they started to get a pain in their jaw and neck and has a sensitivity to only cold, what could this be and is suffering from the pain for longer than three months?

If a person has been suffering from the pain for three months or longer, then this could be an issue and a sign that the person has pulpitis. Since the person has been dealing with the pain and the issues for the time that they have, then this may suggest that they may need a root canal. The person may want to look into getting a second opinion and see a specialist called an Endodontist.

Pulpitis is a disease that causes a person to have pain in the pulp of their teeth. When a person is suffering from this, then they may have questions regarding what pulpitis is, what causes it, or even how to treat or get rid of it. When these questions arise, then the person would need to consult an Expert to gain the answers about pulpitis.
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