Classification of pulpites

Health And Medical Video: 4.1 Pulpit: Diagnosis Of Pulpitis, Classification Of Pulpitis, Chronic Pulpitis - Dentistry (May 2019).


Classification of pulpitis is necessary to facilitate diagnosis and the choice of the most appropriate methods of treatment. Each of its forms must strictly correspond to the complaints of the patient, as well as objective data of inspection and inspections.

Pulpit - inflammation of the pulp of the tooth, one of the common dental diseases. Most infections are as a result of the penetration of pathogenic microorganisms through a carious tooth damaged. Below are data on the specifics of the disease and about the classification of pulpitis.

Features of the flow of pulpitis

The nature of the course of the inflammatory process is formed mainly by the general state of the organism. Pulpit reflects the protective response of the body, aimed at eliminating the harmful factor and maintaining the structure of the pulp. At first, the pulp swells, due to increased vascular permeability, and then, due to the fact that its volume is limited, lymphatic vessels and veins are compressed, while the outflow of blood is disturbed and necrosis develops (necrosis).

Classification of pulpitis

There are many classifications of pulpit, mainly using the Platonov classification. According to it distinguish the following types of pulpitis:

  1. Acute pulpitis;
  • Acute focal pulpitis - the beginning of the inflammatory process, when only part of the pulp is inflamed, all the rest is not subjected to inflammatory changes;
  • Acute diffuse pulpitis - inflammation spread throughout the pulp;
  1. Pulpitis chronic;
  • Chronic fibrous pulpitis can occur without acute inflammation, or become a result of acute inflammation;
  • Chronic hypertrophic pulpitis is also called polyp pulp. In this type of pulpit pulp chamber is reported with a carious cavity. Frequently, the carious cavities are on chewing surfaces, creating favorable conditions for mechanical stimulation of the pulp, as a result, an increase in granulation tissue;
  • Chronic gangrenous pulpitis is also referred to as chronic ulcerative-necrotic pulpitis. It is a consequence of acute purulent pulpitis or chronic fibrous pulpitis. It is characterized by a gradual ovulation of the pulp of the tooth, at the opening it has a gray color;
  1. Exacerbation of chronic pulpitis. Usually exacerbation occurs in the case of such varieties of pulpitis as chronic gangrenous pulpitis and chronic fibrous pulpitis. Cause may be thermal effects, infectious diseases or mechanical injury.

Classification of pulpitis is combined with one common symptom - a toothache, having felt what, it is necessary to consult a doctor.


Treatment of pulpitis is a very serious matter, the decision of which can not be delayed. Regardless of what classification belongs to pulpitis, in case of untimely and incorrect treatment, it can go on periodontitis - inflammation of the root of the teeth and tissues around it.

A timely appeal to a specialist for a preventive examination, as well as compliance with hygiene of the oral cavity, will reduce the risk of developing dental diseases.

Classification of pulpites
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