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pulpitis

 [pul-pi´tis]
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·ver·si·ble pul·pi·tis

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.
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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.
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Even though buccal infiltration of 4% articaine and IANB of 2% lidocaine were equally effective, it can be concluded that, 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine can be considered as an alternative for pulpal anesthesia in mandibular first molar with ir- reversible pulpitis instead of IANB with 2% lidocaine with 1:200,000 epinephrine.
Working diagnosis was reversible pulpitis and an OPG x-ray was taken.
Working diagnosis was reversible pulpitis and a periapical radiograph was taken.