Irreversible Pulpitis – What is it?
Pulpitis is a general term for inflammation of the tooth “pulp” which consists of blood vessels, nerve tissue and living cells.
Irreversible pulpitis can be prolonged sensitivity to cold and/or heat, and sometimes to sweets.
Normally you would get a continuous ache which can be aggrivated by cold and/or heat. There may be swelling.
Irreversible pulpitis means that the nerve tissue in the tooth is not viable, and further dental treatment will be required.