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Piece of dry pasta pricked in gum causing pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have stabbed myself in the gum around tooth with a dry piece of pasta, pain is excruciating and has not decreased in the last 2 hours even after taking paracetamol.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   please give me a couple of mins to read your query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any bleeding as well?
User :   n0
Doctor :   any changes in the surface of the gums that you notice ?
User :   my jaw is very painful
Doctor :   ok , it will persist for a while , i would advice you to take TAB.IBUPROFEN
Doctor :   that is TAB ADVIN
Doctor :   an OTC IF AVAILABLE
Doctor :   else, you may ned to take a pain killer injection
User :   I have no access to ibuprofen and am in a rural area with no after hours facilities I only have paracetamol
Doctor :   ok , you may wait for some more time , i feel the pain will come down
Doctor :   after 6 hours, you may repeat the PARACETOMOL
User :   I will have to wait to see, otherwise I have to drive for help, thanks
User :   could i have damaged the nerve
Doctor :   it may be a possibility, but even without that, pain is meant to persist and of greater intensity , since the gum is a very sensitive area
User :   will an ice pack help
Doctor :   do you have a swelling as well?
User :   no swelling
Doctor :   you may try it, generally for swelling ice packs help
Doctor :   i suggest you rest , and avoid chewing and speaking for a while
Doctor :   since you have taken pain killer, it needs time
User :   okay, thanks i'll have to see the night out and if still bad in the morning go to a medical centre, thaNKS, goodbye
Doctor :   i feel the pain will come down , else repeat the paracetomol after 6 hours
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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