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How can Medrol help with pulpitis?


My endodontist prescribed Medrol for my pulpitis. What exactly does it do? Is it even beneficial, or just treating the pain?
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Medrol also known as methylprednisolone isn't even for pain it is a steroid to keep swelling down. Well I guess if there's not a lot of swelling then the pain might be bearable. What did you have done?

Methylprednisolone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Methylprednisolone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Methylprednisolone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
emt Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

* problems with your vision;
* swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath;
* severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions);
* bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood;
* pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate);
* low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or
* dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Less serious side effects may include:

* sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes;
* acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration;
* slow wound healing;
* increased sweating;
* headache, dizziness, spinning sensation;
* nausea, stomach pain, bloating; or
* changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

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How long before reversible pulpitis becomes irreversible pulpitis?


It's impossible to say, but usually if things are not getting better after 2 or 3 weeks, it may have become irreversible and is going to die.  (+ info)

Blister in mouth with pus caused by pulpitis infection attacking the facial planes?


My left canine was diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis and hence I went for the root canal treatment. However, the infection soon began to attack my fascial planes. The infection has spread rapidly and is now nearly at the border of my eye. I discovered this painful blister in my mouth approx. 1 inch away from my affected canine that made it diffcult for me to eat. The dentist administered me antibiotics and checked the blister. She said its filled with pus from the infection and I should drain it. She offered to drain it for me with the help of anaesthetics but I was pretty afraid of the pain and so I insisted I'd pop it myself. Any way how minus the pain?
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I do not think it would be a good idea for you to do anything. If it truly needed to be drained, the dentist would be the one best qualified to take care of it for you.

Taking the antibiotics will get rid of the infection. I hope you are out of pain soon.  (+ info)

in a case of acute pulpitis, the patient wants an extraction, would the anesthetic work despite the infection?


should antibiotic be given prior to extraction in case of acute pulpitis ? if so after how many days can we call the patient for teatment/
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NO ..just open the canal n keep formocresol ...do not torture the patient when he already suffering from acute pain he may get syncope  (+ info)

what is the realtion between pulpitis and odontoiatrogenic cause ?


Not sure what you mean.
Pulpitis is an inflammation of the pulp (or "nerve") of the tooth, usually due to decay burrowing into it. When you have pulpitis, the tooth will become more sensitive to cold, sweet, and heat.
Iatrogenesis means damage that was caused by the treating dentist, not necessarily on purpose, but it may be a natural consequence of treatment.  (+ info)

Does soreness in the gums under a tooth definitely mean pulpitis or are there other things it could be?


It could be many things. Some very minor and some more serious. Have a dentist diagnose the problem. Good luck.  (+ info)

what is irreversilbe pulpitis be deskriptive please what causes it?


Irreversible pulpitis is when the nerve of the tooth has slowly died, either by trauma, so if you ever knocked your tooth, or if there was a large amount of decay present in that particular tooth, gum disease, crack in the tooth. The tooth can either die silently, where there is no pain or violently where there is pain and becomes inflamed and swollen and feels like a tooth ache, you might have trouble sleeping and certain things like hot and cold can make the pain worse. If there is pain, normally the dentist will prescribe you a scrip for antibiotics to help clear up any infection. Normally when there is pain this is caused by an abscess.

When you have irreversible pulpitis you have 2 options, you can either save the tooth by having root canal treatment, which usually consists of 3 visits, in these visits the dentist will clean out the canals of the tooth and place medicament's in them and then finally in the last visit will pack them with a special material called gutta percha so that it is not possible for any bacteria to live inside those canals.

Once you have had the root canal, that tooth will no longer receive nourishment from your body, so over time it will become weak and brittle, so in order to help make the tooth strong, a crown is recommended to help protect the tooth.

Your second option is to simply have the tooth removed.

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Has anyone ever had pulpitis?


I've got irreversable pulpititis so the dentists put me on antobiotics. If they don't work he's talking about root canal treatment.
Has anyone else ever had this and did you have to have your tooth pulled out?

Thanks.
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Think positive. Your dentist does not want you to lose your tooth. The antibiotics will work to get rid of the infection . Have your dentist explain to you exactly what a root canal is.

You will be fine and you will get to keep your tooth.  (+ info)

should antibiotic be given prior to treatment in case of acte pulpitis?


In an acute pulpitis , there is no infection that has built up yet. Giving antibiotics would be unnecessarily medicating you. Pain pills would help until you can see the dentist. You will need a root canal to save the tooth. Good luck.  (+ info)

could you explain me why the acute pulpitis cause pain at night?


Because it is already inflamed and perhaps infected and you become more aware of it at night because you are tired and generally more aware as it is a quiet time of day. Even worse when you lie in bed at night and can think of nothing else.  (+ info)

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