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    What causes severe tooth pain while travelling in flight?

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 in Dental Health
Question: I believe I have a cracked molar and I am flying today for business and I am in crazy pain is it the cabin pressure causing additional pain?
Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, its aerodontalgia

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing in.

Your prediction is correct, its aerodontalgia that is pain in tooth that occurs in air due to fall in pressure with increased altitude resulting in entrapped air between decayed tooth causing pain.
You need to go for proper clinical and radiographic diagnosis, if there is some faulty restoration it needs to be repeated, if there is decayed tooth then go for Root Canal Treatment or extraction as required.
Meanwhile you may start with analgesic and antibiotic as required.

Hope I answered your query

Wishing you good health

Dr. Neha Sumra
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