Toothache When Drinking Water After The Tooth Nerve Is Turned Off?

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I want to ask . Yesterday my tooth nerve was turned off with medicine, yesterday it didn’t hurt. But now why does it hurt to drink plain water. Is that normal?

1 Answer:

Hi Zian,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Teeth are composed of several layers, starting from the outermost, namely the enamel, then, dentin, and the deepest, namely the pulp. In this deepest layer (pulp) there are many nerve fibers that are sensitive to pain.


Nerves of teeth are generally performed as part of root canal treatment. This procedure can be done to treat infection in cavities that have reached the pulp.


To numb the nerves, dentists will generally use a special solution, such as sodium hypochlorite. Once turned off, the doctor can perform a temporary filling before then perform a permanent filling or other dental restoration procedures, for example with the installation of a crown (denture crown).


Pain that is felt after the death of the nerve of the tooth may indicate a dental infection that has not been treated properly. This condition requires further treatment by a dentist. Therefore, you should go back to have your teeth checked by a dentist.


In general, if it is true that there are still signs of infection or inflammation that has not subsided, the doctor will postpone permanent dental fillings or crowns and treat the inflammation and infection first, namely by giving several types of drugs.


In the meantime, you should first take an anti-pain medication, such as paracetamol. Limit contact between the painful tooth and food or other teeth. Reduce first consuming foods that are too hard. Be diligent in brushing your teeth to keep them clean.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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