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Treatment Of Tooth Pain
See your DDS: The cause for your condition is not clear from your question. When prescribing a treatment, the etiology for the infection must be known. It would be best for you to attain a proper diagnosis from you dentist and then apply the best treatment for the condition. See your dds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly antibiotic: If you had a root canal on an upper molar that had an infected pulp and an abscess on the palatal root, it is possible your soft palate closest to that root could have paid. This may be a sign of infection and require an antibiotic. Call the dr that performed the root canal and explain your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: If you can take an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium) without a problem, these otc meds are better pain relievers than acetaminophen. More importantly, though, you need to have your wisdom tooth problem evaluated for possible treatment; pain is often a symptom of infection which can get worse if untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which pain medication is more affective in relieving pain following a back lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches?
A Dentist: Generally dental pain arises with the inflammation from infection. This inflammatory pain responds well to the normal naids like Ibuprofen and naproxen.If you let the infection go, it can spread into the bone, sinuses or the brain. A dentist will clean out the infection and seal the source of infection if possible. You also probably need an old fashioned antibiotice like pennicilin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How toothache can cause sinusitis , with knowing the tooth with root canal treatment (upper right first molar)?
Not unusual: The roots of the upper first molar are often very close in proximity to the maxillary sinus. A sinus infection can cause a toothache, and a tooth infection can cause sinus pain. Or the two can occur independently. This tooth is the most common one for a root canal to fail due to its complexity. Seek evaluation by an endodontist, preferably one with 3-d imaging (cbct). Usually treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible but Rare: Root canals are severing of neural tissue. Trigeminal neuralgia involves neural tissues of the fifth nerve gone bad, sending unwanted feedback of pain when stimulated. Most teeth with root canals don't cause this and there is never a direct cause and effect that ties trigeminal neuralgia to the root canal procedure. Some root canals do fail and cause bone cavitations and residual pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on size: Very small cavities that are limited to the enamel can be cleaned out and covered with sealant. Larger cavities that have penetrated through the enamel will need a filling (silver amalgam or resin). Worst case scenario is a large cavity that has compromised a significant portion of the tooth which mandates a crown. Check with your dentist for options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extreme pain in front tooth and side of face, no discolouration of tooth or sign of tooth decay, no swelling, no painkillers are working . Please help?
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. it is possible to have an abscessed tooth with out swelling. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist for a treatment ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Still can vary...: Although any of these can vary, most likely, the extraction would be worst. However, with that said, even that pain could be mild and perhaps last only for a few days. There are many variables, many other details that may make the answer differ. When managed properly any of these can be very tolerable if one is open to cooperating with the circumstances and is willing to work with it..... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canal / extract: Your dentist may first give you some antibiotics to get the infection down. Then, depending on the condition of the infected tooth, you may need a root canal and a crown on the tooth. If the tooth has a cavity that is too large or the tooth has a vertical fracture along the root or is splitting the tooth in half, then you may need to have the tooth extracted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When is the wisdom tooth extraction needed? My upper wisdom tooth is rubbing against the gum on the lower jaw causing severe discomfort.
Common problem: You should have your wisdom teeth evaluated by your dentist or oral surgeon. When insufficient space is present, they can put you at risk for infections, damage to adjacent teeth, and other types of oral pathology. It's typically best to treat them when you are young, as the surgery and recovery tend to be easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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