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Sever ear pain due to tooth decay - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have severe ear pain due to dental decay
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   hi
User :   dr i have severe ear pain due to dental decay
Doctor :   This could be a referred from dental cause
Doctor :   Did you see a dentist?
User :   i visited dentist he said RC need to be done
User :   but till the time he gave amoxicillin
User :   and diclofnac
User :   i took about 5 doses
Doctor :   Yes this should be taken 5 days in advance to RCT
User :   still there is severe pain in right ear
Doctor :   You can take extra dose of Diclofenac prescribed to you
Doctor :   whenever you have pain
User :   when take painkiller that time is good
User :   i am worried about its side effects
User :   how many pain killers should i take
User :   i have stopped amox
Doctor :   It can take upto 150mg per day
Doctor :   Why did you stop amox
User :   dose finished
Doctor :   If you have stopped then you should immediately get the RCT done
User :   he advised 6 doses
Doctor :   The point is, you have to get RCT done under antibiotic cover
Doctor :   Amox is antibiotic
User :   why it pains from under the jaw till the ear
Doctor :   THis is called referred pain
Doctor :   I suggest you the RCT procedure asap
User :   i am afriad about RCT
User :   hello
User :   are you there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   RCT does not pain too much if it goes with local anesthesia
Doctor :   and the correct expertise is required to do it
User :   i had done last time and she pressed the nerve
Doctor :   Hence the skill of the dentist is important
User :   the pain was like ehell
User :   will the ear burst
User :   if i prolong
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Actually I have to examine the status of the middle ear to say anything about the complications this dental problem can cause
Doctor :   RCT should not be delayed is what I feel after listening to you
Doctor :   The cause should be readily treated
User :   but if i continue the amox without RCT it will kill the infection right
User :   hello
Doctor :   The cavity is decayed
Doctor :   and it should be treated
Doctor :   The infection can recurr as long as the cavity is there
User :   will the dentist operate still in this phase when i have pain in ear
Doctor :   On safe side he might refer you to check with ENT specialist
Doctor :   if everything is normal in the ear
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes
Doctor :   The first step in a root canal is to obtain access to the nerve. This is accomplished by establishing a small access opening in the top of the tooth. It will be done under a local anesthetic.
Doctor :   a badly infected tooth, or one that just had significant decay, was doomed to be extracted to save the removal of the tooth or save the underlying bone.
User :   but why does it pain when it hits the nerve when in anaesthisia
Doctor :   If treated early, root canal therapy need not be uncomfortable. With the use of local anesthetics, the entire procedure can be totally painless.
Doctor :   Did you understand>
User :   yes but how does it pain when it hits the nerve even in anesthisea
Doctor :   It does not
Doctor :   Actually the nerve is avulsed sometimes because of improper expertise of the dentist
Doctor :   Hence it is always good to get this RCT done by Endodontist
User :   why
Doctor :   I did not understand your questions of WHY
Doctor :   Endodontist is specialist experienced only in RCT
Doctor :   and he would have been trained in more than hundred cases
Doctor :   It is a specialised dentistry
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