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What should I do about potential exposed nerve on tooth?

What should I do about potential exposed nerve on tooth?

See a dentist: Take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to control pain. However, make sure to see your dentist. If you mask the pain with a painkiller, the infection can spread and could become more complicated and even life threatening. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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How do you kill an exposed nerve in a tooth?

How do you kill an exposed nerve in a tooth?

Root Canal: If a dental pulp has been exposed, it will require a root canal treatment if the tooth is to be saved. A series of small files and disinfectant rinses inside the tooth are used to accomplish this. The objective is not really 'killing' but complete removal of organic tissue once done and properly restored, there should be no symptoms and hopefully the tooth will be good for continued service. ...Read more

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How can you relieve a decayed tooth with exposed nerve?

How can you relieve a decayed tooth with exposed nerve?

See a dentist : For appropriate treatment. Any palliative treatment you might try will not solve the problem. Might temporarily mask the symptoms but will be worse in the end. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a molar that is broken, exposed nerve, root is in process of dying 2 months; is that dangerous?

I have a molar that is broken, exposed nerve, root is in process of dying 2 months; is that dangerous?

Dental eval.: If the tooth is broken with it's contents exposed - that definitely warrants dental attention. ...Read more

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What should I do about an exposed nerve on my teeth?

What should I do about an exposed nerve on my teeth?

Options: If you have an exposed nerve due to decay or trauma, you have two options. To save the tooth if enough sound tooth structure is present some form of root canal therapy would be the first option. If there is not enough tooth structure remaining, or you do not want to undergo root canal therapy, the other option is to have the tooth removed. ...Read more

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I have an exposed nerve on one of my back teeth and do not have any insurance is there anything I can do at home to nake it stop hurting?

I have an exposed nerve on one of my back teeth and do not have any insurance is there anything I can do at home to nake it stop hurting?

Sensodyne: You can try to brush with something like sensodyne. However, if this is a sign of deteriorating dentition, you really should see a dentist, as these problems can get out of hand and lead to infection. ...Read more

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My husband has and exposed nerve in his tooth, is there anything i can do to help make him more comfortable before he goes to the dentist?

My husband has and exposed nerve in his tooth, is there anything i can do to help make him more comfortable before he goes to the dentist?

Several things: The most important thing to do here is to get to a dentist quickly to prevent nerve damage or death. In the meantime taking an anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen can help the inflammation and applying some clove oil to the affected tooth also may help the pain until he sees the dentist. ...Read more

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Have exposed nerve in tooth can't be removed till August. In alot of pain. Taking Motrin 800 ev. 4 hr. doesn't help pain. Any thing I can do to help?

Have exposed nerve in tooth can't be removed till August. In alot of pain. Taking Motrin 800 ev. 4 hr. doesn't help pain. Any thing I can do to help?

Yes.......: If you are in so much pain and your doctor can't see you until August, find another one that can. The pain is likely to get even worse and it's not a good idea to be on pain medication for such a long period of time. ...Read more

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I have a exposed nerve in a tooth and will be unable 2 see a dentist for at least 3 months how can I keep it from getting infected?

I have a exposed nerve in a tooth and will be unable 2 see a dentist for at least 3 months how can I keep it from getting infected?

Exposed Nerve: Three days is a long time to see a dentist for an exposed nerve let alone 3+ months. Not much you can do to ward off pain and infection , other than moving up the time frame for your treatment. All the best... ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an exposed nerve ending on my nipple? I've had a kind of burning painful sensation right in the center of it for two days.

Is it possible to have an exposed nerve ending on my nipple? I've had a kind of burning painful sensation right in the center of it for two days.

Possible, unlikely: Unless you have an open cut or sore that is unlikely. Protect it with a humectant oinent or a silicone nipple cap (get from a store selling nursing aids). Alternately capsaicin cream can also help if these others do not. ...Read more

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How can you relieve exposed nerve pain in canine teeth?

How can you relieve exposed nerve pain in canine teeth?

Two Options: Option 1 - definitive treatment to save the tooth which may include root canal therapy
option 2- have the tooth removed if root canal therapy is not a feasible option. ...Read more

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How can one relieve exposed nerve pain in canine teeth?

How can one  relieve exposed nerve pain in canine teeth?

Root canal treatment: Consult your dentist. If your nerve is exposed due to dental decay or a chipped tooth, you would need a root canal treatment. ...Read more

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Will tooth whitening strips hurt if you have a cavity or exposed nerve?

Will tooth whitening strips hurt if you have a cavity or exposed nerve?

Probably: Exposed dentin can react very negatively to whitening solutions. You should always see your dentist for an exam before you start any whitening procedures. ...Read more

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Can you get an infection from an exposed nerve ending on your forehead. Bite from dog between brows. No stitches required. Nerve pokes through skin.

Can you get an infection from an exposed nerve ending on your forehead. Bite from dog between brows. No stitches required. Nerve pokes through skin.

More from the bite: You are more likely to get an infection from the bite rather than the exposed nerve. It must not have been to large to require stitches, so I am not sure how a nerve would be exposed. Be sure to keep it clean and take any meds your doc may have given you to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Can HIV enter a decayed broken tooth with exposed nerve with possible pre ejaculation during oral sex?

Can HIV enter a decayed broken tooth with exposed nerve with possible pre ejaculation during oral sex?

Yes & other spots: Gum lines, any other minor openings in mucous membranes, etc. Hiv is not only risk, many other stds can be contracted orally. Condom use is recommended with oral sex, just as with vaginal or anal. ...Read more

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Can an exposed nerve (broken tooth) cause swelling around the area and lips? Temporary treatments until seen by dentist please?

Can an exposed nerve (broken tooth) cause swelling around the area and lips? Temporary treatments until seen by dentist please?

Dental infections: Badly decayed teeth can become infected and that infection can spread to other parts of the body, both locally to lips and more seriously to other parts of the body. This is nothing to take lightly and one should not postpone immediate dental treatment. There are no temporary treatments. Call and see your dentist right away! People can and have died from untreated dental infections. ...Read more

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Can exposed nerve in tooth lead to blood clot or anyerism lower back tooth has fell apart , leaving tissue exposed.In last 2 months I have experienced a severe jolting, pulsatting pain. When this occurs; i also develope an earache and headache. Have not s

Can exposed nerve in tooth lead to blood clot or anyerism lower back tooth has fell apart , leaving tissue exposed.In last 2 months I have experienced a severe jolting, pulsatting pain. When this occurs; i also develope an earache and headache. Have not s

I : I don't think you have to worry about a broken tooth causing a blood clot or an aneurysm, which is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel.

You have to be worried about an infection which can spread into your bone, and possibly your bloodstream, taxing your immune system. Add in the possibility of localized swelling and the pain involved, and you can see that you need to make it a priority, somehow, someway, insurance or no insurance, to see a dentist.

Self medicating with an unknown antibiotic that you don't know will even work, let alone if you even have an infection, is not the correct way to treat this. Get in touch with your county department of social services for guidance and get this longstanding problem treated before it becomes an all out emergency. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to expose a nerve in your nipple?

Is it possible for you to expose a nerve in your nipple?

You mean like EXPOSE: I'm trying to get a visual on your question. Are you asking whether by squeezing one's nipple that some portion of a nerve would be forced from the opening? If that's correct then, I respond by giving you a hearty, "Nope!" What comes out of a nipple by squeezing it or applying pressure normally would be secretions or milk... which at your age shouldn't really be happening. No nerves though. ...Read more

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Hi docs! what could I do about an exposed/open nerve on my back tooth?

Hi docs! what could I do about an exposed/open nerve on my back tooth?

Call ur dentist: The tooth either needs root canal therapy or extraction if the nerve is exposed. The sooner you call the sooner the problem will be resolved. ...Read more

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I have nerve exposed with severe tooth pain?

I have nerve exposed with severe tooth pain?

Exposed nerve: You need to see a dentist if your tooth is broken and the nerve is exposed. This will not heal on its own. You will need a root canal to save your tooth ...Read more

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How long does it take a toothe nerve to die the toothe is dying its a broken toothe with the nerve exposed and its causing my ear to hurt and i can't find anything to take the ear pain or toothe pain away, will clove oil work for pain and to kill the nerv

The : The time can vary depending upon the nature and degree of the injury to the nerve. Of more concern is whether the damage to the nerve is reversible or irreversible. An endodontic specialist can provide you with the proper diagnosis and recommend appropriate management. You should seek care immediately. Oil of cloves, or eugenol, is a sedative used in dentistry to temporarily calm irritated nerves, it is not a long term solution to your problem and may delay you seeking needed care. ...Read more

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Several broken teeth. Nerve exposed bottom right. Can't even eat jello! Taken 6 Tylenol (acetaminophen) and nothing is helping! 33weeks pregnant so can't take NSAIDs ?

Several broken teeth. Nerve exposed bottom right. Can't even eat jello! Taken 6 Tylenol (acetaminophen) and nothing is helping! 33weeks pregnant so can't take NSAIDs ?

Broken teeth: KatherineF ~ the only solution is to see a dentist as soon as possible! Pain killers is a very short term plan and will not improve the underlying condition. Please see a dentist ! thanks ...Read more

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I am in pain. my crown needs replacing and nerve is exposed. Went to dentist yesterday. He told me to come back Tues. to fix tooth. Temporary relief?

OTC Meds will help!: If you are able to take anti-inflammatory medication, an over the counter dose of ibuprofen in the recommended amount and at the recommended interval will really help give you some relief.

If the nerve is inflamed this will reduce your pain. Also, I recommend avoiding temperature extremes in your food as well as calling your dentist if symptoms get worse. ...Read more

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Tooth with small silver filling hurts bad like if nerve was exposed. Sudden sharp pains at random times. Mostly at night. Help can't sleep.

Tooth with small silver filling hurts bad like if nerve was exposed. Sudden sharp pains at random times. Mostly at night. Help can't sleep.

Help!: You Must see a Dentist. The tooth may have recurrent decay, may be fractured, or may be in traumatic occlusion. Without examining you there's no way to tell over the computer. To fix this your Dentist will have to provide treatment. There are no pills, ointments, snake oil, homeopathic remedies, salves, or appliances that will "fix" your problem. Please call your Dentist NOW. ...Read more

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Where does gleno-humeral (shoulder) arthritis pain emanate from?Are nerve endings exposed when cartilage is gone? Will covering up damage reduce pain?

Where does gleno-humeral (shoulder) arthritis pain emanate from?Are nerve endings exposed when cartilage is gone? Will covering up damage reduce pain?

Shoulder arthritis: There are nerve endings in the synovial and capsular tissue that are stretch sensitive that will cause pain. Limited joint motion will also cause indirect stretching of nerves that will cause pain. ...Read more

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How to heal nerve tissues?

Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss specifics with a practitioner. ...Read more