Diseases of Pulp


According to Grossman:


A. Pulpitis
a. Reversible Pulpitis
  • Acute (Symptomatic)- Abnormally responsive to Cold
  • Chronic (Asymptomatic)- Abnormally responsive to Heat
b. Irreversible Pulpitis
  • Acute
  • Chronic
B. Pulp Degeneration
  • Pulp Calcification
  • Others
C. Pulp Necrosis


According to Ingle:


  • A. Inflammatory Changes
1. Hyperactive Pulpalgia
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Hyperemia (1. Acute- decreased flow of blood, 2. Chronic- decreased drainage of venous blood)
2. Acute Pulpalgia
  • Incipient
  • Moderate
  • Advanced
3. Chronic Pulpalgia
  • Hyperplastic Pulpitis
  • Necrosis of Pulp
B. Degenerative Changes
  • Atrophic changes
  • Calcific pulposis


Diseases of Pulp


Histologic Classification of Pulp Disease by Seltzer and Bende:

1. Inflammatory change
  • Intact pulp with scattered chronic inflammatory cells
  • Acute pulpitis
  • Chronic total pulpitis with partial necrosis
  • Chronic partial pulpitis (Hyperplastic)
  • Pulp Necrosis
2. Degenerative changes

  • Atrophic Pulp
  • Dystrophic calcification