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Toothache and gum pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   hello there last nite i went upto the hospital as i had a very bad toothache and nerofen wasnt working and tryed aspro clear and that didnt work and went to hospital as it really hurt and they gave me pandanine forte and it took about 1 hour for it to work and wys that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   also why do they ask if you feel sick or have a fever.
User :   you there
Doctor :   Yes, They ask you for fever or feel sick because a bad toothache or infection in the teeth can cause fever and inflammation.
User :   oh ok
User :   why did it take about an hour for the pain killers to wor
User :   k
Doctor :   Usually it takes one to 3 hours to work if it is a tablet. Might take much shorter time if it is an injection.
User :   and why is it once i have my padadine forte that i still get aching but it aint really bad but still there and hurt alittle bit
User :   and why is the pain going down my neck when i have had padadine forte like 3 hour ago
Doctor :   I feel the dosage might not have been enough to give you enough relief , there either needs to be change in dosage or a new medication.
Doctor :   To answer your 2nd question,
Doctor :   Tooth ache and gum pain will have referred pains in neck, jaw, sometimes forehead and ear too.
User :   so you saying i need stronger pain killers
Doctor :   Might not be stronger , but alternate or at proper time intervals to keep up the same analgesic levels in blood.
User :   so have it every 6 hours and dont dont miss a dose till i see a dentist
Doctor :   Yes absolutely right, you will keep yourself painless if you follow the regime.
User :   and also the pain from my tooth make my thumb on my hand get the throbbing pain and its only mild and whys that
User :   and also i am scared as i thik i will ed to have root canal on that tooth so could i have 2 padadine forte b4 the dentit and will that stop th sharp pains u get when u hav root canal
Doctor :   No, you cannot take 2 tabs. at a time.
Doctor :   It will harm you.
User :   the hospital said tak tabs evy 6 hours
Doctor :   Yes one every 6 hrs.
Doctor :   Not at the sametime 2 tabs.
User :   the hospital said i could take 2 tabs every 6 hours
User :   hey say take 1 to 2 tablets every 6 hours
User :   they
User :   so what you mean they will harm me
User :   i had 2 tablets at the hospital this morning
User :   u there
Doctor :   yes
User :   anwser me
User :   what you they will harm me
Doctor :   Could you send me across a copy of the prescription ?
User :   what you mean they will ham me
Doctor :   I dont think you can take 2 at a time.
User :   i got the tablets
User :   well they gave me 2 tabs this morning and i had 2 tabs his afternoon
User :   and how can they harm me'
Doctor :   Ok, how much was the dosage of each tablet ?
User :   how i send you a pic of the tabs
User :   300mgs
User :   hello
Doctor :   If it is 300mgs , then it is fine in taking 2 tabs. each time.
Doctor :   Not an issue.
User :   what dosege you think it was
User :   ans why do i still have pain when i took the pain killers 3 hours ago and still getting abit of pain after taking them still
Doctor :   We have 650mg for each tab here.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   And the highest dose is 1000mg.
User :   shit
Doctor :   What happened ?
User :   and why do i have pain going down my neck and still have abit of pain even aftr taken the meds and still have abit of pain till i have my next dose
Doctor :   It can be referred pain, or due to some other factor.
Doctor :   which has to be probed.
User :   what you mean it could be other factor's
Doctor :   Like pain in your neck might be due to a muscle pull or etc.
User :   no it not as te pain in he neck is around were the tooth ache is
User :   and if i need root canal then can i take 2 padanine forte about 1 hours b4 dentist appoint
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and tha will stop me from getting that sharp pain when he cleans the nevres out of that tooth
User :   hello
Doctor :   Yes absolutely right.
User :   would i still get sharp pain when he touchs the neves in my tooth with having panadine forte
Doctor :   But during RCT, they also give you an injection into your gums as a pain killer.
User :   thats to numb it tho
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   To numb it.
User :   and i dont want to feel the sharp pains as i had a root canal done like 7 years ago and it really really urt and i went though the roof
Doctor :   And also give you an antibiotic cover for preventing further infections.
User :   my dentist dont
User :   i hav to take antibotics b4 mine as have a mitral heart valve problem but its very mild
Doctor :   If he doesnt please do ask him to put you on antibiotics.
User :   whys that
Doctor :   For prevention is better than cure, you know it.
Doctor :   It is so very important.
User :   wat infection can you get
Doctor :   Like Streptococcus.
User :   whats that
Doctor :   It is a bacteria causing infections in teeth and else where.
User :   so in the body too
Doctor :   Yes very much
User :   can it kill u
User :   the dentist uss a rubber dam
Doctor :   Yes, depends on where it infects.
User :   can u still get it when wearin the rubber dam
User :   hello
Doctor :   No, you dont get if everything is sterilised properly.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   It depends on how asceptic the conditions are.
User :   what u mean by that
Doctor :   If the dentist practises cleanly than not an issue.
Doctor :   Asceptic means without Sepsis or Infection.
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