Pulpitis symptoms, types, treatment methods and prevention

Most of you have the idea that tooth, hair and nail are the non-animate part of our body. You are wrong in thinking so. Teeth are the living part of our body. These can feel sensitivities due to cold ambience. Dental carries make the teeth feel the trauma. The pulp of our teeth is connected to it. The dental pulp constitute of blood vessels. Teeth get all kinds of nutrition through the dental pulp. This article is about an inflammatory condition of the dental pulp. The condition is known as pulpitis in technical terms. Let’s learn about pulpitis symptoms and the methods that you are going to employ to get relief from such condition.

Pulpitis Treatment
Pulpitis Treatment
Pulpitis is a condition that occurs when the tooth suffers an inflammation, exerting pressure over the pulp chamber that affects the nerve and other connective tissues of the tooth

Types of pulpitis

There are four types of pulpitis although last two types of pulpitis come under the second type of pulpitis.

Reversible pulpitis

Reversible pulpitis is the other name of mild sensitivities. The sensitivities that you feel during cold days or while eating cold foods and sweets are the symptoms of such pulpitis. At times you also feel sensitivities while biting. Tooth doesn’t feel any sort of pressure or pain due to heat. During such pulpitis, the pain doesn’t persist for long although you tend to feel the stimuli at times. As the name reversible suggests, the pulp of your teeth is less damaged during such pulpitis.

Some of the symptoms like cavity preparation, caries and temperature changes in the fillings.

Reversible pulpitis

Photo 1. Reversible pulpitis

Irreversible pulpitis

When the sensitivities persist for a longer period of time due to cold, sweets and heat, the condition is known as irreversible pulpitis. These conditions are accompanied by prolonged pain and continuous stimuli. With such pulpitis, swelling occurs on your pulp and you don’t feel the electrical stimuli. The dental tissues are considered to remain alive but they don’t remain alive for long.

Some of the symptoms of such type of pulpitis are stern irritation, extreme exposure of pulp, severe caries.

Irreversible pulpitis

Photo 2. Irreversible pulpitis

Chronic pulpitis

This is the extreme condition of irreversible pulpitis which is characterized by continuous caries. The other conditions remain almost same when you have irreversible pulpitis.

Chronic pulpitis

Photo 3. Chronic pulpitis

Chronic hyper-plastic pulpitis

Such type of pulpitis is characterized by the open cavity and widening of foramen.

Chronic hyper-plastic pulpitis

Photo 4. Chronic hyper-plastic pulpitis

Pulpitis symptoms

You may feel one or all of the symptoms of pulpitis at a time. You may feel pain while swallowing or sipping any food item of liquid drink. You may feel the pain immaterial of the temperature of the food item or drink. You may also feel pain at your jaw. The pain at your jaw may not be active. The pain that you feel may be continuous and pretty shaky. You can feel the softness of your tooth while biting. These conditions may render you sleepless nights. Sometimes the ache gets transmitted to your ear and head.

Pulpitis symptoms

Photo 5. Pulpitis symptoms

Causes of pulpitis

Tooth decay leads to pulpitis most of the times. In other times, the condition of gum leads to pulpitis. At times food plays the spoilsport in harming your gum. Your gum may get infected due to some diseases also. If your tooth suffers trauma, then you may be susceptible to get pulpitis. If you have crack in your teeth, that can also lead to such conditions in your pulp. Sinusitis is condition caused by the proximity of sinus to molar teeth. This leads to sinus infection and finally to pulpitis. There are some uncommon causes of such condition which are caused by tumor in your bone.


Photo 6. Tooth Decay

Available methods of treatment

Teeth pain

Photo 7. Teeth pain

Treatment of reversible pulpitis

Generally a dentist repairs or removes the tooth that makes you feel the pain. Before the dentist takes such step, he/she monitors the symptoms for a certain period of time. He/she tells you to come to him/her if the symptoms continue to be there.

Treatment of irreversible pulpitis

During such pulpitis, the dentist removes the pulp completely from that area provided your conditions too severe. This procedure is known as pulpectomy in technical terms. The dentist also recommends you to let him/her perform root canal of your teeth.

Treatment pulpitis?

Photo 8. Treatment pulpitis

The treatments at your hand. You can keep yourself away from the food that has temperature in any of the extremes. You can take any pills that give you relief from pain. While chewing food, you can single out the tooth causing you pain. You can place cotton soaked in clove oil around that tooth.

Prevention is better than cure. It is always better to stay away from pulpitis by brushing your teeth twice on a daily basis. Along with that you can take proper diet and floss your teeth.

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