How do you handle multiple causes of dental pain on an emergency?
Patient: 35 year-old male with a noncontributory medical history
Chief Complaint: Dull ache in the mandibular left posterior area disrupting his sleep and work
Dental History: The patient reported having had a ceramic inlay placed in the mandibular left second molar (#18) within the last 5 years with a history of a “near” pulp exposure, or pulp cap. He had been examined by an oral surgeon who recommended removal of the impacted mandibular third molars. He reported recent pain which had increased to a current dull ache.
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