Coping With Cracked And Loose Fillings On The Teeth?
My dentist used to have a filling but a few days ago the filling broke half sideways u0026amp; broke down until there was only a little left near the gums, a few days later my teeth hurt my head and pain in the adjacent teeth (if you tap using it, it hurts even though there are no cavities or rocking), I want to ask if my teeth can be filled again, and if I have to remove it, can I buy antibiotics and pain relievers by myself without having to go to the doctor, and lastly, does the tooth next to the sore tooth also have a problem?
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Cracking and removing fillings on previously cavities can make it easier for infection to occur. Depending on the extent and depth, this infection can be mild, limited to the tooth concerned, but can also spread to the tooth and other tissues around the tooth. The spread of this infection is possible when the cavity and damage to the tooth have reached the pulp, which is the deepest part of the tooth which contains many blood vessels.
The pain you feel around the tooth that the filling has cracked on may be caused by inflammation of the gums or the tissue around the tooth. This inflammation can be triggered due to pressure stimuli, friction, or infection. Usually, not only is it painful, the gums around it will also appear reddish, painful, or even filled with pus. Apart from inflammation in the gums, the pain you feel may also occur due to problems in the adjacent teeth, for example cavities (small holes that can appear invisible), tooth abscess (infection), and so on.
We recommend that you check with your dentist first so that you can evaluate the possible causes for your current complaint. With direct physical examination, or assisted by radiological examinations, namely panoramic x-rays, doctors can generally assess the extent of damage and inflammation. If it is true that there is inflammation due to infection, the doctor will usually do a temporary patch first and give several types of drugs, including antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, and so on. Furthermore, if the symptoms of infection and inflammation have subsided, then definitive treatment is carried out, including, for example, if root canal treatment is needed, permanent fillings, or tooth restoration, for example by placing a crown, and so on.
In the meantime, you should first treat the pain you feel through taking paracetamol. Avoid giving antibiotics or other drugs (not including over-the-counter drugs) without a prescription directly from a doctor. Also avoid pressing too often or using painful teeth to chew hard food. Be diligent in brushing your teeth then rinsing your mouth with salt water so that oral hygiene is more sustainable and inflammation will subside.
Hope this helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah