Pulp is the inside of a tooth with a lot of nerves and blood vessels. When inflammation penetrates into this area, the patient feels severe pain – first periodic, then constant. Usually, the disease occurs as a complication after untreated caries.
The disease develops gradually. Bacteria destroy the crown of the tooth – enamel, but since the process is painless, they rarely pay attention to it. When the infection reaches dentin, pain appears when biting, which can also be tolerated.
And only inflammation of the pulp signals a problem noticeably. The pain is so severe that it cannot be tolerated without anesthetics. When the patient goes to the clinic, the doctor examines and diagnoses one of two stages of the disease: acute or chronic. And then treatment begins.
In the first case, the nerve is still alive and can be saved. The dentist places a filling with medicine in the tooth cavity, and when the inflammatory process is stopped, the tooth is restored. In the second case, it is necessary to remove the nerve fibers, leaving only the outer shell of the tooth intact.
How is pulpitis diagnosed
The main assistant to the dentist in determining pulpitis and its competent treatment is the patient himself. Having talked about the frequency of tooth pain and the irritants that cause it, it can help to identify the stage of the disease at any stage:
- The acute form is characterized by aching tooth pain that appears after a sweet meal, hot, cold drink and passes quickly if the tooth tissue is not irritated. Easily eliminated by painkillers.
- The chronic form causes a constant throbbing pain, which is felt not only in the affected tooth, but throughout the jaw. Some patients complain of sore throat with pulpitis.
The visible signal of pulpitis is the destroyed crown of the tooth. In the Swiss dent clinic, before starting treatment, the doctor directs the patient to an X-ray. The affected part of the dental tissue will be highlighted in the image with a dark spot and the larger the spot, the greater the damage.
Often pulpitis is diagnosed already at the stage of caries treatment. They try to process and fill a small hole in the enamel, and then part of the necrotic tissues is removed, it is discovered that the infection has reached the pulp. In such cases, it is necessary to remove the nerve to prevent the further development of the disease.
Proper treatment of pulpitis is possible only with proper diagnosis. In the Swiss dent clinic, they try to save a tooth in every possible way, therefore, they will use the latest equipment for diagnosis. Computer equipment from Germany provides accurate information about the patient’s condition and this allows treatment with a minimum risk.
How to protect yourself from pulpitis
Pulpitis’s first enemy is regular dental hygiene. This applies not only to home cleaning, but also professional. By removing teeth from the stone, you reduce the risk of caries by 96%. You should also not forget about preventive examinations once every six months.
Prevent pulpitis will help timely treatment of caries. At the stage of a carious spot, you can stop the infection in the bud and eliminate the problem with almost no tooth damage. In order to identify the problem in time, independently examine the dentition at least periodically.
And, of course, proper nutrition. The use of sweet drinks, lollipops increases the risk of pulpitis, while dairy products, vegetables, fruits, and fish saturate the body with calcium and trace elements. Having strengthened your immunity well you will take care of the health of the oral cavity.
Is pulpitis suspected? Or do you need an urgent dental consultation? Or maybe you need to conduct a painless treatment of your teeth? Contact at:
- Left bank, Kiev, st. Borispolskaya 4,
- Right bank, Kiev, st. Zhilyanskaya, 47,
- Brovary: st. Kiev 245 (forest district)