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Pulpitis is an inflammation of the dental pulp. It is mainly caused by bacterial infection. It causes toothache. Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade. ... The dental pulp is the part in the center of a tooth made up of living soft tissue and cells called odontoblasts. ... Phyla/Divisions Actinobacteria Aquificae Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi Chlamydiae/Verrucomicrobia Chloroflexi Chrysiogenetes Cyanobacteria Deferribacteres Deinococcus-Thermus Dictyoglomi Fibrobacteres/Acidobacteria Firmicutes Fusobacteria Gemmatimonadetes Nitrospirae Omnibacteria Planctomycetes Proteobacteria Spirochaetes Thermodesulfobacteria Thermomicrobia Thermotogae Bacteria (singular, bacterium) are a major group of living organisms. ... A toothache, also known as odontalgia, is an aching pain in or around a tooth. ...

There is two aproaches with systemizing pulpitis.

There is clinical aproach with clinical diagnoses:

  • acute mild pulpitis
  • acute severe pulpitis
  • chronic pulpitis with open pulp cavity
  • chronic pulpitis with closed pulp cavity

In pathohystologic aproach in acute pulpitis you can distinct pulpitis serosa and pulpitis purulenta, but it has no clinical use.

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Tooth Decay: Encyclopedia of Medicine (2160 words)
As the decay spreads inward into the middle layer (the dentin), the tooth becomes more sensitive to temperature and touch.
When the decay reaches the center of the tooth (the pulp), the resulting inflammation (pulpitis) produces a toothache.
It may be found during a routine six-month dental checkup before the patient is even aware of a problem.
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