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How To Stop The Pain In A Tooth With A Cavity
I can't get to the dentist until the end of the week I'm in a lot of pain from an absessed tooth my face is swollen can you help me with some antibiotic and something for the pain?
I broke a bad tooth and the pain is unbearable.cant see a dentist until tues. will the er help me with the pain short term or is it a waste of time?
If I experience pain from a cavity can I get it filled, and does filling a cavity take care of the diseased pulp?
What happens during root canal that stops pain from an abscessed tooth? I will need to have a root canal on a lower front tooth that my dentist says will stop the pain from an abscess. In a root canal they remove a root though, so how can that stop the pa
Cause treated: The root canal treatment will remove the cause of abcess and seal canal to stop from return. The root is not removed. The hollow tube or canal in root of tooth containing the pulp tissues(nerve, blood vessels, etc.) is cleaned, shaped, and filled eliminating the dead tissues. The tooth socket will begin to heal, infection resolve, and pain and swelling will dissipate. Antibiotics may help. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Call Dentist: Pain may be transient and may improve over time. OTC pain killers may help. If tooth fractured or abscessed your Dentist will need to see you. If temporary is even slightly over contoured, a simple adjustment will provide immediate relief. Please call your Dentist for help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Don't worry: Pulpectomy by definition removes the entire pulp from the tooth. Sometime this results in inflammation at the root end called pericementitis . Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve. Works great for this. Also, avoid eating on that tooth until things settle down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will it take for a hole in upper right gum with a missing tooth to heal if its infected from toothache?
Can a tooth broken to the gumline with out
alot of structure left be saved with a root canal and post/core?
Of course: Teeth which are broken off at the gum-line can many times be saved and restored to function and natural appearance. It is also cost effective and less than removing the tooth, placing an implant. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for an exam and x-rays. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
The dentist just extracted a tooth with a abscess that was causing me really bad pain and swelling. Is it safe to remove a tooth with an abscess?
Yes: Yes, it is safe to remove a tooth with an abscess. Once the tooth is extracted, all the infection and "pus" can drain from the area relieving your pain and removing the harmful infected material from the body. The reason we put on antibiotic and wait sometime is because the area is so imflamed that is too hard to "numb" the patient effectively. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can a doctor diagnosed an abscessed tooth or sinusitis . Scared of the dentist and I've known my dr for 10+years so it will be easier to get in there?
The type of x-rays: That doctors order do not zero in on a tooth with the detail that dental x-rays do. Even if your doctor were to correctly diagnose an abscessed tooth- antibiotics &pain meds alone are not a definitive treatment. This would require dental intervention. Sorry - dentists &physicians are not usually interchangable. Please work on your fear of dentists as it sounds like you need one now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I got a filling done that caused an infection. Is there temporary relieve until I can get back in to see the dentist? The pain is fairly significant.
Use Antiinflammatory: For pain control at this time, the use of a medication like Aleve or Advil would help if you are not allergic to this kind of medication and have normal kidneys. If these medications are a problem for you the use Tylenol (acetaminophen) but do not exceed 3000 mg in a day. Call your dentist and see if he will start you on an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hello doctor, i have a friend who has a swollen gum just behind the wisdom tooth. is there a way to ease the pain until we can see a dentist?
The important ...: ... question is how quickly is the pain and swelling of the gum progressing? What you describe is most likely an infection. The faster it worsens, the quicker your friend needs antibiotics from the dentist to treat it. While minor infections may resolve spontaneously with more thorough cleaning of the area, not all do. Over-the-counter pain meds only hide the pain warning of a looming problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've got a hole in my sinuses from a wisdom tooth extraction. Is it always necessary for surgery? And what are the risks associated with a hole in the
It depends: It depends on many things Amanda, most importantly the diameter of the hole "how big is it" smaller holes tend to be self resolving, and symptoms in other word is it causing you to have sinus problems, nasty discharge from the hole it self or from the nose, headache etc, I would recommend you see an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon so he can assess it and treat ...Read more
Have a dry socket from tooth extraction. There is currently an ice storm and can't get to dentist. What can I do to relieve pain in the meantime?
NSAIDs + Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can take NSAIDs or Tylenol) to ease the discomfort. Sometimes these OTC medications aren't enough to relieve the pain. Keep a good oral hygiene and clove oil has proved to be an effective treatment for dry socket. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a pain management specialist just treat the pain or will he/she try to find the cause of the pain?
Both: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In your experience, just how often does an adult get a periodontal abscess? The one i had just resulted in extraction. I see the dentist regularly.
Infrequently: Fortunately, not very often! a localized periodontal abscess is usually a result of a specific problem - it may be trauma, a cracked tooth, a lesion of some type, or a foreign body impaction. These are infrequent. If you have been diagnosed with chronic moderate or severe periodontitis and have significant generalized bone loss, you will likely experience more frequent abscesses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this? What over the counter medications would be best to use for the time being while I can't get to a dentist?
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