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|Comment||Thank you for providing such a well written, understandable and thoughtful response. I saw the dentist today and, to clarify, it was the "cold test" that made him think the pulpitis could be reversible. Unfortunately, the tooth appears to be getting worse as tapping it now causes pain. He wants to give it one more week, and offered to give me prescription pain medication in the meantime. I expressed that I would rather it be extracted or "root canalled" before infection sets in, but he doesn't seem to want to do that yet. Your response will help a lot of people who read it. You are a kind, intelligent and dear person. All the best in the future. Taylor|
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Preventative Dentistry. Conservative Periodontal Therapy
National lecturer on conservative treatment of periodontal diseases and elimination of tooth decay. Former adjunct professor of oral microbiology at a Leading school of dental hygiene. Former investigator for State Board of Dentistry. Retired from private dental practice.
RDH Magazine. Numerous articles
Graduate of Medical College of VA School of Dentistry. 20 years teaching hygienists at NOVA