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Treatment Of Pulpitis

The pulp is an internal tooth tissue that has a loose and soft structure. This tissue includes the blood and lymph vessels, nerve endings and connective tissue.

Pulpitis is an inflammatory process that manifests itself in the destruction of the pulp (the inside of the tooth).

Most often pulpitis is a consequence of progressive caries, which destroyed the outer shell of the tooth and facilitated the penetration of pathogenic bacteria into the pulp. Also, the causes of tooth pulpitis can be mechanical damage (tooth splits or crown damage), thermal or chemical (exposure to alkalis and acids) exposure. The treatment method is chosen according to the severity of the inflammatory process.

Symptoms Of The Disease

There is an opinion that pulpitis of the tooth is associated with severe pain. However, this statement is not entirely true.

Only the acute form of pulpitis is accompanied by unbearably strong pains, which can be either permanent or may occur with temporary fading.

Also, there is another form of this inflammatory process - this is chronic pulpitis. Its main difference from acute is the slower flow of the process with minor symptoms or with their absence.

Chronic pulpitis can be characterized by the fact that the dead part of the pulp begins to break down, followed by the formation of small abscesses in it.

Regardless of the form (chronic or acute) of the course of this disease, the treatment technique includes three stages:

Elimination of pain (in case of acute pulpitis)

Prevention of the spread of the inflammatory process, including beyond the tooth

Restoring the tightness, the original shape, and functions of the tooth

Methods of treatment of pulpitis

At this stage in the development of dentistry, there are two methods for treating pulpitis:

1.Surgical Treatment

2.Conservative Treatment

Surgical treatment of pulpitis- this is the mechanical removal of pulp followed by filling channels with special fillers and restoring the original shape of the tooth. There are certain features of the treatment of pulpitis surgically: after opening the cavity of the tooth, it is treated with weak antiseptics and antibiotics. It should be noted that at present when cleaning the tooth cavity it is forbidden to use alcohol, ether, highly active substances. Modern preparations provide complete anesthesia for all surgical operations. Further cleared cavity channels filled with a special paste with the anti-inflammatory effect, which also stimulates the regeneration of tissues. The prepared cavity is closed with a temporary filling of 5-6 days. And, with satisfactory results, it is replaced by a permanent seal.

Conservative treatment of pulpitis is used for injuries and another accidental opening of the pulp. At the same time, its functions are preserved.

Do not forget that the best treatment is prevention which includes regular examinations at the best dental clinic in Dubai caries treatment and quality oral hygiene.