Tooth Pain In Tooth Fillings That Are Still Good?

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night..I want to ask .. why did my teeth suddenly hurt, even though when the teeth were on the monitor it still looked good. I have this tooth filling about 10 months ago. then yesterday I felt a little pain. at night my body was hot and I had a cold, my stomach also hurt, and my teeth hurt more than I felt yesterday. I’ve heard that toothache is also a symptom of flu … is that true?

1 Answer:

Thank you for asking I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.

Tooth or gum pain that you feel can be caused by:

Cavities: Cavities can cause pain due to stimulation of the exposed tooth nerve. Holes in a tooth can be caused by erosion by dental plaque, loose fillings, or impact on the teeth. In your case, it is related to tooth fillings, it could be that the cause of your toothache is a filling that comes off but is in an area that is not visible so you don't even notice. However, it can also be caused by other conditions.
Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis): often caused by the entry of germs through tooth loss or infection after tooth extraction
Gum ulcers
Tooth pain due to being pushed by another tooth, for example in the case of an impacted tooth pushing against the next tooth

Generally, flu does not cause tooth pain. Symptoms that appear with the flu (upper respiratory tract infection) are:

Sore throat
Muscle and joint pain

To ascertain the cause of your complaint, it's a good idea to consult further with your dentist to be examined directly. The doctor will explore further the course of your disease and will perform a dental and oral examination including checking whether your fillings are still in good condition or not. 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 medications 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 bed.
Use dental floss to clean the remaining plaque between the teeth
Gargle with an antiseptic mouthwash
Sufficient water consumption is about 2 liters a day
Avoid smoking, alcohol, and foods that are too sweet to keep your teeth healthy

If symptoms appear that the pain doesn't get better, fever, swollen gums, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, you should immediately go to the doctor or the nearest emergency room for immediate help.

That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)


dr. Princess Claudya

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