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Having pain from dental cavities, wisdom tooth. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello doctor
User:since yesterday night my wife is suffering with toothache dr..
User:she has dental caries, wisdom tooth
User:previous she took medications while she was pregnant..
User:now she is breast feeding..
User:actually we had an appointment today evening 6
User:by meanwhile she is looking for some relief with that
Doctor:Tooth ache can be severe at times. It may need a combination of antibiotic and good pain killers to reduce the pain.
Doctor:If the ache is very severe, I would suggest you not to wait until the evening appointment
User:while she was pregnant she took mox and flagyl, these helped very much, but as i told she is breastfeeding, antibiotics may affect her
Doctor:and to take her to other dentist who can provide immediate treatment.
Doctor:Mox is relatively safe than flagyl.
User:mox 500
Doctor:I am sorry; before I proceed to comment further
Doctor:I would like to know your specific concern.
Doctor:Do you wish to give her antibiotic before visiting the dentist or do you want something for pain control?
User:for pain control dr..
Doctor:If you are looking for pain control, then you can try imol tablets.
Doctor:You can decide about using antibiotic after the dentist visit.
Doctor:There are no clear cut protocols whether to use antibiotic or not during breast feeding;
Doctor:It is indicated only if there is signs of infection.
Doctor:You can leave the decision to start antibiotics to your dentist.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:s dr
User:is imol enough dr?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:Imol is a pain medicine that I suggest my patients with tooth ache.
User:any dosage for that
Doctor:It is available as a single dose medication.
Doctor:You can try that.
Doctor:It helps in mild to moderate pain.
User:s dr thank u very much..
Doctor:If the ache is severe and not controlled with Imol
Doctor:then it is advisable to see the dentist at the earliest.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:sometimes pus is also oozing out dr
Doctor:I understand she has infection and this needs either antibiotic therapy
Doctor:or a small procedure (incision and drainage)
Doctor:or both.
User:what is root canal dr how it will be done..
Doctor:This is a decision best left to the doctor.
User:is it safe to remove that particular tooth dr?
Doctor:Root canal is a procedure where the pulp of the tooth which contains nerves and blood vessel are cleared.
Doctor:and filled.
Doctor:The decision to extract or treat with root canal will be done after a clinical examination.
Doctor:Each of those condition have different indications.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:no dr, thank u very much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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