Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
182 Doctors are Online
Ask a Dentist   »  

Suggest treatment for painful root canal

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 787 Questions
I am 68 year old female with painful root canal work performed two days ago underneath permanent bridge puncturing a hole in the bridge to remove abcess. Taking ibuprofen 800 mg for pain. 2am an pain persists. B/P up to 215/122.. Can't take ibuprofen until 6am, every 8 hours.
Posted Fri, 14 Mar 2014 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Farah Hussain 20 minutes later
Brief Answer: tooth needs to be re treated. Detailed Answer: Hello there, Welcome to HCM, According to your history I can suspect some remnant of the infected pulp tissue has left unexplored during the root canal procedure or there is a missed canal due to which the infection has gone worse and you have developed a periodontal abscess due to spread of infection to the underlying tissues. This type of periodontal abscess drains in the oral cavity and may lead to nausea and vomiting. This type of periodontal abscess needs to be drained and compressed in position and then followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesic will subside the symptoms of pain. once the abscess is drained the infected tooth needs to be explored again for root canal procedure. I would suggest you to get an OPG radiograph done for your tooth which will help in diagnosis accordingly the bridge can be removed ,tooth is disinfected again and the bridge is replaced again at place. Meantime I would start you on amoxycillin clavulanate and ibubrufen twice a day.consult a dentist and get the treatment done. I hope this helps, take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dentist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor