Overcoming Teeth Still Aches After Pulling Teeth?

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Good evening doctor, this afternoon I was discharged from the dentist for treatment before permanent fillings because cavities have been left long enough. In the first treatment, only a patch of medicine that tastes like tobacco. After the first treatment there was no pain until the second treatment which was 2 months apart. In the second treatment, tartar was cleaned and then a cotton swab coated with medicine was put in. After the second treatment my teeth always hurt, especially if I drink and gargle until the third treatment, the pain is still felt even though I have taken mefenamic acid. I have told my doctor, he said it was like that. After the third treatment from this afternoon my teeth still hurt even though I took pain medication, gargle with salt … What should I do to reduce this pain? Thank you in advance

1 Answer:

Hi Fariedha,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A tooth with a cavity deep enough to reach the root of the tooth (pulp) generally needs to be treated with several treatments. This treatment is performed to clean tooth tissue that has died, as well as to treat infections that generally affect the roots of the teeth. In this treatment, the doctor will usually drill to reach the roots of your teeth and at the same time clean the tooth enamel that has been damaged. Furthermore, the root of the tooth that has the infection will be cleaned and given certain drugs as well as the nerves are numbed. In this process, the doctor can first apply the patch while waiting for the symptoms of infection and inflammation to subside. If the signs of infection and inflammation have improved, then a permanent filling or dental restoration procedure will be performed, for example by placing a crown.

There is still a lot of pain after root canal treatment and temporary fillings as you experienced, possibly indicating that the infection and inflammation around the roots of your teeth has not improved. This condition needs to be confirmed again by direct dental examination. Alternatively, the doctor may perform a panoramic x-ray examination to assess the condition of the cavity around the teeth and gums in more depth to determine the best treatment. Therefore, try again to check with the dentist who treats you ..

In the meantime, you can first relieve the pain you feel by taking the pain reliever medicine prescribed by your doctor while doing the following:

Not chewing food too hard on the painful side of the tooth Brush your teeth regularly followed by rinsing with a salt solution. Do not take other drugs carelessly (except those prescribed directly by the doctor) Get plenty of rest.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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