Overcoming Recurrent Tooth Polyps?
I have previously experienced tooth polyps and they disappeared by themselves. Before that it didn’t hurt and now it appears again in 3 teeth at once but if you hit something it hurts really hurts why is that? I already had the filling initially but the fillings fell out again so now my teeth are not rounded anymore so the edges have fallen out too, can I still fill it again?
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Dental polyps / pulp polyps are also called chronic hyperplastic pulpitis, which is the growth of excess pulp tissue due to chronic inflammation. The pulp is the inner layer of the teeth which contains blood vessels and nerves. The origin of this condition is irritation and infection of the cavity (open pulp) resulting in chronic inflammation and the formation of pulp tissue growths called polyps. Pulp polyps usually occur in teeth whose nerves have died.
Pulp polyps are generally asymptomatic (asymptomatic), but in some cases where the nerves are still functioning, they can cause pain, and can even lead to tooth decay, early tooth loss, or bleeding.
For your complaint, has it been confirmed by the doctor that the cause of your tooth pain is polyps? If it is a polyp with a cavity where the filling is loose, then it is likely that the pain is due to this. However, tooth pain can also be caused by other conditions in the teeth as follows:
Cavities with other causes, such as impact on the teeth, new cavities due to plaque Tooth pain due to being pushed by another tooth, for example the case of tooth impaction pushing against the next tooth Tooth pain due to eroded enamel (sensitive teeth), for example due to the teeth whitening process (bleaching) ) Trigeminal neuralgia: structural pain supplied by the trigeminal nerve, including the teeth, due to nerve sensitivity overload Pain in the mouth can also be caused by gum pain, which is sometimes mistaken for tooth pain, as a result of the following:
Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis): often caused by the entry of germs through porous teeth or infection after tooth extraction. Gum ulcers, for example canker sores. Pain after tooth loss To determine the cause of your complaint, it is better if you consult further with your dentist to be examined directly. The doctor will further explore the course of your disease and will perform a dental and oral examination including checking the condition of your tooth fill. If necessary, a dental x-ray will be done to find out the exact condition and cause of your complaint. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for you according to the underlying condition.
Some things you can do at home to reduce tooth pain while maintaining oral health are:
You can take over-the-counter pain medication such as paracetamol to relieve your complaints. Compress the cheek on the side of the tooth that hurts with a cold compress Brush your teeth after eating and before going to bed Use dental floss to clean the remaining plaque between your teeth Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash Consumption enough water, which is about 2 liters a day. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and foods that are too sweet to maintain the health of your teeth. As much as possible avoid or limit procedures that erode tooth enamel such as bleaching, veneers, etc. If symptoms appear that the pain does not get better, fever, swollen gums, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, you should immediately go to the doctor or nearest emergency room for immediate help.
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dr. Princess Claudya