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Diagnosed with pulpitis, has anyone else had this?

By May 15, 2009 - 11:19am
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My dentist told me I probably have irreversible pulpitis and my only treatment option is a root canal. Are there other treatment options? I had a crown on the same tooth about 6 months ago - can the pulpitis be related to that procedure? I find it strange that I never had any of these symptoms until after the crown and now I have irreversible pulpitis.


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Hi Susan,
Thanks for the great information. They diagnosed me by my symptoms and x-rays. Since my original post my symptoms have gotten worse – the pain is getting harder to manage. I've called the dentist and looks like my best option is a root canal. I was hoping to avoid it but I can't stand the pain anymore. The pain from the root canal can't be any worse than the one I'm experiencing now and the good thing is my insurance company will cover some of the cost.
My root canal is scheduled for tomorrow, you know you're in pain when you are looking forward to a root canal!

May 19, 2009 - 10:50am
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