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Pulpitis and Toothache

What is the connection between Pulpitis and toothache?

Braces for kids

Braces Option for KidsMost parents and dentists agree that getting braces at a younger age is better than having the procedure done later in life. The treatment option is usually considered in the case of crooked teeth or dental problems like overbite or underbite. Nowadays, there’s a whole variety of braces that parents can let their kids choose for themselves:

How about the metallic option?

Metal braces aren’t only popular because of the affordability factor but they’re also effective and durable in terms of fixing dental problems. Most braces now come in smaller brackets in a wide variety of colors other than the traditional “silver”. Orthodontists have started using metal braces with thinner wires, some braces even have more attractive options like stars and hearts for kids.

Ever heard of lingual braces?

Lingual braces are yet another type that can be considered. These are typically made from metal and tend to go behind the teeth rather than in front, which makes them undetectable. They are more expensive and require qualified specialists to carry out the procedure.

What are white braces?

White braces are another option for anyone looking for porcelain braces that are tooth-coloured. Despite being less noticeable as compared to metal braces, many people don’t consider using them as they are more expensive and may have a need to be left on the teeth for a longer period.

Clear braces

Translucent or white braces have monocrystalline sapphire as a building component and appear almost undetectable. These braces don’t stain and are comparatively stronger. However, they are more expensive than metal braces or other options.

If the dental pulp is inflamed, the sufferer experiences moderate to severe toothache. Tooth pulp is actually a soft tissue structure that is composed of blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves, creating the hard structure of the tooth when developing. The pulp doesn’t have any function in a fully developed tooth, however it may be a cause of pain.

Basically, pulpitis is categorized into reversible pulpitis and irreversible pulpitis. Reversible pulpitis results from a mild inflammatory response that may resolve before leading to an infection. Whereas, irreversible pulpitis has more severe consequences and ultimately leads to pulp necrosis as well as a tooth abscess.

The bacteria present in tooth decay is the main cause of inflammation of the tooth pulp. In case, an individual has a cavity, it may lead to reversible pulpitis while making the teeth sensitive to sweet, hot and cold. If the root surface is exposed because of gum recession, the person may also experience pulpitis. Extensive decay approaching or reaching the dental pulp contributes to irreversible inflammation. Tooth cracks and trauma may also be a cause of this condition.

Reversible pulpitis is characterized by an increasingly diminishing sensitivity to cold, heat or sugary foods. An extended sensitivity to the similar stimuli represents the development of irreversible pulpitis. Spontaneous pain as well as pain on biting is often experienced by people facing this condition. A toothache that can be relieved if ice water is kept on it indicates the presence of irreversible pulpitis.

Dentists at Brighton Implant Clinic usually devise a treatment for the removal of decay while placing a tooth filling for reversible pulpitis. Mostly, dentists recommend canal therapy to treat a tooth having irreversible pulpitis.

For more information please feel free to Contact Brighton Implant Clinic or Call us on 0800 111 6623

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