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What Are The Symptoms Of Damaged Dental Pulp?


Posted on 10/31/2023 by Weo Admin
A 3d rendering of a toothThe dental pulp is found within the innermost part of the tooth. For the tooth to be healthy and vital, it comprises connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels.

When the dental pulp becomes damaged or inflamed, it can lead to various dental issues. When you are sure about the symptoms of damaged pulp, you can talk to the dentist early. Therefore, ensure you visit the dentist regularly for checkups. Continue reading to know the symptoms of damaged dental pulp:

Reversible Pulpitis


Reversible pulpitis is when the dental pulp is inflamed but potentially recoverable. You might feel tooth sensitivities during different intervals, which is one of the reversible pulpitis symptoms.

You might experience occasional sharp pain or sensitivity when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks. Also, pain that goes away once they remove the stimulus is common in this condition.

Irreversible Pulpitis


Irreversible pulpitis occurs when the inflammation of the dental pulp becomes severe and irreversible. Symptoms of irreversible pulpitis include persistent pain.

The pain can be characterized as a throbbing or intense ache in the tooth. Painful responses to stimuli, such as temperature changes, may occur even without the stimulus. Painful chewing is another symptom, indicating deeper damage to the pulp.

Pulp Necrosis


Pulp necrosis refers to the death of the dental pulp. Symptoms of pulp necrosis include a lack of sensitivity in the affected tooth.

The tooth might become less responsive to temperature changes or other stimuli. Also, the tooth might change color and turn gray or darker over time due to reduced blood flow.

Interestingly, pulp necrosis might not cause significant pain, as the nerve endings within the pulp are no longer functional. Come to our office today to know all the symptoms of damaged dental pulp.


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