Why Has It Hurt In The Right Back Of The Molars For The Past Month?
Good evening, I’m Mira, 19 years old. I want to ask, so I was about a month or 2 months ago the back gum of my right molars was very sick, it felt like there was leftover food that was tingled but after I saw nothing. Apparently there bru teeth grow. But after that it doesn’t hurt anymore, maybe after more than 3 months, I did root canal treatment because of cavities, after several dental treatments and it was finished, a few days later my right back gum hurt again. Until I find it hard to chew, and when I wake up it also feels very painful. I have taken mefenamic acid but there has been no change. The pain disappears but still aches every day. It’s been a week like this since I finished my treatment in February. Why is that? Sorry if the text is too long, thanks.
Hello Namira, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
Previously I want to clarify, whether your wisdom teeth have grown or have all come out or are only partially out?
If indeed your wisdom teeth come out only partially after 2 months, then you should do another check with your dentist. The condition of pain in the back of the gum that you experience may be caused by impacted teeth or wisdom teeth that can not get out. Impaction of teeth can occur for example because your gum space is not enough for the growth of teeth, wisdom teeth get stuck in front of the teeth, or because the position of wisdom teeth grows obliquely. The dentist will probably suggest doing a panoramic dental x-ray to see the condition of the wisdom teeth that have not yet fully grown.
Some other possible causes of pain include:
infection of cavities (for example, because the root canal is not completely clean)
excessive tooth fillings so that it can cause imperfect tooth closure, friction with teeth above / underneath, causing pain
infection or inflammation of the gums (gingivitis)
In addition to taking pain medication, you can try compressing the cheeks on the affected side of the gum with ice cubes / cold compresses to help reduce the pain you feel.
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