Pain is a symptom that we think should happen when something is wrong in our body, however there are times when the patient has no pain, this means that the patient is asymptomatic.
A patient experiencing no symptoms, probably due to the fact that at some point had pain but did not receive dental treatment, so an irreversible pulpitis who once experienced discomfort as untreated, it became necrosis and now symptoms, however this does not mean it does not exist.
This is the scenario that an asymptomatic patient lives:
- The person has trouble biting, avoid using the side that causes discomfort, the patient believing that by not using that side, the pain will go away, but the pain lives there, just evades, but puts no cure or remedy.
- The patient has an injury to the gums, popularly known as "abscess" to which does not give importance.
- The patient is free of pain or discomfort but an x-ray will show the presence of deep cavities and / or periapical lesion.
- Also through X-Rays we can locate internal or external root resorption.