Dead Teeth Change Color And Feel Aching?
I am a woman who is almost 21 years old, I have left upper molars that have finished root treatment, and 2 lower molars (right and left) which have deep enough holes (not reaching the roots) and have received treatment. But lately my teeth hurt, the most felt center in the upper left molars. When I look at my teeth through the mirror with a flashlight, I see my upper left molars have changed color a little. For my wisdom teeth growth, only the lower right wisdom teeth have come to the surface. My question is, is this reasonable? Or do I have to pull my teeth out? If revoked, do I have to go to a regular dentist or a dentist specialist?
Thank you for the question.
If it's true that your teeth have died, so in addition to changing color, often no more severe pain will appear around the tooth. If at this time your discolored teeth are still painful, it is likely that this condition is caused by other problems with your teeth, such as cavities, tooth abscesses, pulpitis, and so on. It's not impossible that the teeth that have been treated by the root canal have a problem again. This condition is prone to occur if you are not good at maintaining cleanliness of your teeth and mouth.
Not only problems with painful teeth, your complaints can also be caused by other factors, such as gingivitis, impacted teeth around it, and so on.
In order for the pain to improve, you can take paracetamol while compressing the outside side of the painful tooth. Do not forget, be more diligent in brushing your teeth and then rinse with salt solution, and limit the consumption of cold, hard and sticky food first. In order to make definitive treatment, you can further check yourself to the nearest dentist. The dentist who checks you in will decide later whether your condition needs to be referred to a specialist dentist or not.
Considering the recent outbreaks of COVID-19, it is advisable to protect yourself well if you want to see a dentist, such as wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and bathing diligently. Check with the dentist can also be postponed if the pain that appears is still mild and can improve with the above efforts.
Hope this helps ...