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Related to reversible pulpitis: irreversible pulpitis
inflammation of dental pulp.
irreversible pulpitis severe pulpitis with minimal chance of spontaneous recovery, accompanied by an exudate and often pain.
reversible pulpitis pulpitis in which the pulp may recover spontaneously; it is usually asymptomatic until pain is caused by some external stimulus.
minor inflammation from which the pulp is able to recover; characterized clinically by pain that disappears rapidly on removal of thermal stimulation; characterized microscopically by vasodilation, hyperemia, and edema with minimal diapedesis of leukocytes.
re·vers·i·ble pul·pi·tis(rĕ-vĕrsi-bĕl pŭlp-ītis)
Minor inflammation from which pulp is able to recover; characterized clinically by pain that disappears rapidly on removal of thermal stimulation.