Treating Toothache In Parents Aged 52 Years?
Good evening, I am Emy Aryani from Lombok. I want to ask, my father is around 52 years old. There is only one tooth left above, but he suddenly likes pain, swollen sampek, my father’s body sometimes feels very feverish. sometimes disappear for a while but the pain comes again. Please a solution, thank you.
Hello, good night Emy ...
Some possible causes of tooth pain in old age include:
cavities, which are often formed due to plaque (a thin layer formed by food debris left in the teeth) and tooth decay. Consumption of foods high in sugar and decreased saliva production in old age results in the formation of sugar and an acidic atmosphere in the mouth which also makes it easier cavity formation.
gum disease. This disease is generally caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar, and smoking
gum shrinkage, which is usually caused by gum disease, poor dental hygiene, and smoking.
improper use of dentures (if your father uses dentures)
Mefenamic acid is a class of NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). This drug can indeed help pain and inflammation. It should be noted, the use of this drug is only intended to relieve complaints, but does not aim to eliminate the disease that causes complaints. So, even though your father has taken this drug, complaints of pain will very likely come back, because the cause has not been treated / eliminated.
To find out what conditions are causing / underlying dental pain complaints experienced by your father, it requires a direct examination. Therefore, we strongly recommend that your father go to the dentist. If the cause of the complaint is known, then the dentist will then provide the appropriate treatment, so it is hoped that complaints of tooth pain will not reappear.
That's all, hopefully it helps .. :)