Reversible Pulpitis

Reversible pulpitis is caused when a carious lesion approaches the dental pulp. The destruction of the protective dentin allows triggers such as hot, cold, and sweet foods to inflame the pulp, causing acute pain.


  • Pain with hot, cold, and sweet triggers
  • Resolves with trigger removal

Treatment & Referral

  • Dental filling will insulate the pulp and relieve the symptoms
  • Analgesics are not generally necessary
Joanna Douglass, BDS, DDS
Joanna Douglass, BDS, DDS