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Post-treatment (Endodontic) pain in teeth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hai
User :   halo
User :   ok this regards teeth problems
Doctor :   ok
User :   my wife have root canal process before 5 months
Doctor :   ok
User :   after that a small pain exists
User :   it is normal or not
User :   teeths are in front side upside
Doctor :   ok

User :   tell me doctor

Doctor :   let me go through your previous chat history
Doctor :   plz wait
Doctor :   So are you telling me that she had pain immediately after the root canal?
Doctor :   or is it something that came about after a duration?
Doctor :   Can you explain in slightly greater detail?
User :   she had a small pain immediately. But doctor told it will go.....

User :   but it still remains in a little and ...
User :   cant use that teeths will affect pain
Doctor :   You mean 5 months after the treatment
Doctor :   your wife still has some pain
User :   yes
Doctor :   in the area of the tooth that was treated (with root canal therapy)
Doctor :   Is the pain in the tooth itself or around the tooth?
User :   tooth itself
Doctor :   when does she have pain?
Doctor :   After food?
Doctor :   If she has cold water?
Doctor :   Or if she bites on anything hard?
User :   no while doing a thing
User :   when bites
Doctor :   On anything?
User :   not anything, some hard
Doctor :   So I assume that she is not chewing on that side at all
User :   yes
Doctor :   So she must be chewing only on one side then
User :   yes right sir
Doctor :   She has been doing this for the past 5 months?
Doctor :   and one more thing
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   Did she get a crown fitted on the tooth that was treated?
Doctor :   after the root canal therapy?
User :   yes crown i thing, some black
Doctor :   Are you absolutely sure? crowns are usually metallic
Doctor :   or they will be tooth coloured
Doctor :   If it is metallic, it will be shiny (grey or gold coloured) and not black coloured,...
User :   then not the crown, now it is like the normal teeth in front side and...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   back side black

Doctor :   After listening to your wife's history
Doctor :   First thing
Doctor :   is that it is mandatory to have a crown fitted on the tooth which has been treated
Doctor :   In your wife's case this has not been done
Doctor :   However this will not cause pain
Doctor :   as is your wife's case
Doctor :   If your wife has pain
Doctor :   then it means that the treatment has not been effective
Doctor :   which can only be confirmed by an x-ray
Doctor :   For which you will have to see a dentist and get it clarified
Doctor :   If you are seeing a dentist
Doctor :   please a dentist who has done his M.D.S in Endodontics
Doctor :   which is concerned with root canal therapy
Doctor :   And another thing is that if your wife has been chewing on one side for 5-6 months
Doctor :   then there will be severe debris accumulation around the teeth on that side
Doctor :   and this will lead to gum disease
Doctor :   So what I suggest for you is that
Doctor :   1. Revisit your root canal therapy by getting an x-ray done with a dentist
Doctor :   2. Get your teeth cleaned with a dentist
Doctor :   This is not a cause of conern
Doctor :   provided
Doctor :   you see a dentist pretty soon
Doctor :   this should not be postponed
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Have I been able to clarify your query?
User :   yes sure
Doctor :   Or is there anything else that you wanted to get clarified?
Doctor :   Please fill feedback form for me
User :   we are now in qatar
Doctor :   ok
User :   we cant see the same doctor now

Doctor :   I forgot to ask for the age of your wife...what is her age?
User :   23
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   you were saying something about different doctors
Doctor :   continue
User :   yes
User :   and the doctors here qualified but may be not so practical
Doctor :   hmmm
Doctor :   that is a tricky issue
User :   it makes us trouble to see the doctor
User :   after five months we will go to india
Doctor :   Please see a doctor who has done his post-graduation
Doctor :   M.D.S
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else that I can help you with?
User :   nothing more sir
User :   thank you
Doctor :   thanks then
Doctor :   I hope your wife gets relieved soon
Doctor :   Good night!
User :   thank you
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