What is Pulpititis? Its Causes, Effects, and How It Figures in Your Overall Dental Health

The ache you feel coming from your tooth is troublesome; you have difficulties chewing as your teeth become sensitive to all kinds of food. The pain you feel has the characteristics of pulpititis.

dental healthAs you can probably glean from the name, pulpititis is a dental disease caused by inflammation of the pulp tissue. The pulp has blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue that circulate nutrients and blood into your teeth.

The Causes of Pulpititis and its Effect on Teeth

The most common cause of pulpititis is bacterial infection which is often a secondary problem resulting from caries or tooth decay.

Dental caries penetrate the eroded tooth enamel and dentin to infect the pulp. Trauma may also cause this disease, a result of repeated dental operations.

When inflammation occurs, the pressure starts to accumulate in the pulp cavity, exerting stress on the tooth’s nerves and surrounding tissue; this causes moderate to extreme pain. In other parts of the body, the pressure dissipates because of soft tissues surrounding them, but pulp cavity is unique. Dentin, a hard tissue, surrounds the pulp cavity which does not enable it to dissipate pressure caused by inflammation.

The pressure that pulpititis exerts often leads to confusion where the pain is coming from. Some patients confuse the suspected tooth with another tooth known as referred pain.

Take care of your teeth to prevent this dental problem from happening to you. Erosion of tooth enamel happens when you have a poor diet that lacks vegetable and fruits, and too much sweets, alcohol or smoking.

Warrendale Dental helps patients treat damage to their teeth pulp with a root canal therapy.

Treatment for Pulpititis

Root canal therapy treats damage to the pulp inside a tooth caused by trauma, injury or decay. The treatment preserves the tooth by removing the infected tissue and resealing it from the tip to the crown to prevent further spread of the bacteria.

We at Warrendale Dental provide patients with the latest endodontic techniques and magnification of tiny canals to provide the results you are looking for and a comfortable procedure. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for your dental health.