The Problem (Also Known As)
Pulpitis, Infected Tooth
Pulpitis may be caused by dental decays or trauma that penetrate through the enamel and dentin to reach the pulp which contains nerve supply for the tooth.
Removal of dental pulp followed by a complete course of root canal therapy. An alternative is extraction of the tooth.
If Left Untreated
Toothache can become more and more severe. A dental abscess and facial swelling can potentially develop.