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Left side tooth pain when drinking cold water. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:I have been experiencing pain in my left side tooth from last 3-4 weeks. Whenever i drink cold water it causes pain there. What could be reason for the same? And is it curable with medicines?
Doctor:Good afternoon
User:Good Afternoon
Doctor:Please give me few moments to read your query
Doctor:Thanks for waiting
Doctor:I have read your query
User:Its dental related
Doctor:There seems to be an infection in the tooth
Doctor:It can be decay too
User:ok; what does it mean?
Doctor:You are having pain since the nerve may be exposed
Doctor:It so happens especially with cold water
User:Yes; you are right
Doctor:You can go for 2 treatments here
Doctor:One, you can get the tooth cleaned and go for temporary closure with cementing
Doctor:But, in case there is a problem in the root
Doctor:Then you may need Root canal treatment to permanently fix the problem
User:Thanks; can medicines alone cure this?
Doctor:Not, most of the times
Doctor:You can take simple analgesics like paracetamol
Doctor:It will give temporary relief
User:and how much time does above treatment takes?
Doctor:Cementing can happen in one sitting
Doctor:Root canal treatment takes 5 sittings
User:ok; understood
Doctor:But, yes, you need to visit a dentist for all of these to be done
User:Any good doctor you can suggest in chembur area?
Doctor:Is this place in chennai?
Doctor:I shall ask our customer care team to call you and guide you further
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
User:it will be grateful; thanks for your time. My no is - 0000
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:Thanks again
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Is there anything else I may help you with?
User:one more thing...i am having Tennis elbow proble from last 2 years, initially i too few phsiotherapy sessions, which helped me but it has recurred again. What can be the permanent solution to this
User:tennis elbow problem
Doctor:In the initial stages itself, Tennis elbow can be cured by using an elbow brace
User:elbow brace?
Doctor:Yes, this is a brace which has to be worn on the elbows, and it gives relief soon
Doctor:You can also use it now
Doctor:Maintain correct posture of your elbow
Doctor:Give support to your elbow while you work on the computer
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:No; thanks for your time
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:Take care
User:Thanks again
Doctor:and get well soon
User:Ya; thanks
Doctor:Bye for now
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