How To Deal With Toothaches That Have Been Affected By Nerves?
, I have a toothache from the month of September and have a routine medical treatment at the dental clinic at the puskesmas. The doctor said my teeth had been hit with a nerve, I wanted to be removed but the medicine given by the doctor was only able to reduce the pain for a moment. Sometimes I feel bored taking medicine, what should I do huh? The problem is I just want to revoke his teeth
Hello Fitri Ar, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
Toothache can indeed be a very annoying problem. In addition to disrupting eating / drinking, toothaches are also sometimes unbearable and can even cause disturbances in concentration and daily activities.
Toothache is often caused by a hole in the tooth that appears because the tooth layer is eroded by the acidic nature of bacteria, food scraps, and saliva. That is why we are always advised to maintain healthy teeth and mouth by brushing teeth at least 2x a day to prevent the acidity of the mixture of various compounds damaging our teeth.
Symptoms of cavities vary, ranging from no symptoms at all (only visible patches or blackish brown spots on the teeth), to pain in the teeth, teeth becoming sensitive (easily aroused / painful when exposed to certain foods / drinks), even if there has been an infection in teeth can cause swelling of the gums and the area around them.
Handling of toothache itself depends on how severe the damage to the teeth. Some of the treatments include:
Applying material to protect and restore damage to the enamel / outer layer of teeth (in conditions that are still mild).
Dental fillings are done when the damage is deeper by removing the damaged part and patching it with certain compounds.
Dental crowns for wider tooth decay.
If tooth decay has reached the pulp (the inside of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels), it is likely like the condition that you are experiencing, then the root canal treatment is needed first. Where the doctor will remove parts that have been damaged and 'turn off' nerves and remove all nerve tissue or blood vessels that have been rotten. This treatment usually takes several weeks to several months and requires good control compliance.
Tooth extraction (last resort) when tooth decay is very severe.
For your condition, check your teeth back to the dentist and submit your complaints and wishes to the doctor. The doctor will re-evaluate the condition of your teeth and weigh the best choice for you. If according to your dentist it can not be maintained and better revoked, then the doctor will certainly pull out your teeth. Don't hesitate to ask the dentist a follow-up plan for your condition and to discuss treatment options.
Maintain the health of your teeth and mouth by:
Brush your teeth at least 2x a day, that is after breakfast and before going to bed
Avoid foods / drinks that can stimulate pain
Avoid foods and drinks that can trigger tooth decay, for example soda, food that is too sweet, too acidic, etc.
If there is persistent / severe pain or swelling of the teeth / gums, check your condition again to the dentist.
You can also read more about: Cavities and the Dangers of Cavities
That's all, hopefully it's useful and I hope you get better soon.