Handling For Holes In Teeth That Have Reached The Pulp?

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, I want to ask. If, for example, molars have holes in the pulp, then the doctor irrigates the cavities with an anti-septic drug containing 0.2% clorrhexidin, 0.05% menthol and methylcellulosa does this not harm the patient?

1 Answer:

Hi Chairat,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The holes in the teeth that are deep enough to reach the pulp cannot be handled carelessly. In the pulp, there are many blood vessels that can cause infection in cavities can spread to the surrounding area, even to other distant organs. Therefore, cavities that reach the pulp need to be handled properly, usually by treating root canals until the inflammation subsides, then followed by restorative measures such as fillings, dental crowns, and so on. In more severe conditions, where the condition of the remaining teeth is already very bad, the doctor can also do a tooth extraction, and then fill the gap of the retracted tooth with dentures.


Root canal treatment can be done using several types of special solutions, the most common is sodium hypochlorite. However, other solutions, such as chlorhexidine as you mentioned, can also be used as an alternative in this procedure.


In connection with your question, is it right to irrigate cavities to reach the pulp with antiseptic compounds as you mentioned? The answer is yes or no. As long as you are not allergic to the solution used, often this action is not dangerous. It is more appropriate to consult directly with the dentist who treats you. With his competence and experience, he certainly understands the best treatment that needs to be done so that the condition of your teeth improves.


Hope this helps ...

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