This inflammation can be classified as either reversible pulpitis, where recovery and healing may occur, returning the tooth to a normal state. However, it may progress to an irreversible state, where the end result is the death of the nerve and eventually an abscess will form. When the inflammation is reversible, therapy using anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen can help. Keep in mind, many pain medicines contain NSAIDs, which can increase the risk of bleeding and caution is advised.
Other options for treating sensitive teeth are the use of fluoride and/or toothpaste. If sensitivity continues, it is recommended to inform your dentist to evaluate the possible causes of prolonged sensitivity.