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Dental pain. Gums cut, exposing nerve, causing headache. Relief with ibuprofen. Ways to delay?

hi I am in USA and having dental pain. I went for consultation and doctor tolds me that at upper right side after last tooth Gum is cut and is exposing some nerve. Which is causing me headache . He applied cavity - varnish by 3M and gave me ibuprofine. Its give me relief for couple of hours. I will be here for next 2 weeks . Is there any way to prevent it for some more time.. and as of now I am taking one 200mg ibuprofine a day. How long can i continue with that. Can i increase it to twice a day . Thanks sachin
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
The history what you gave suggest of gingival recession exposing the root furcation or a deep cervical abrasion of the teeth . So application of cavity varnish can give you relief for some extent but the infection due to it may not respond to this treatment. you havenot specified your age , i suggest you to take keterol-dt 2 tablets at once by disolving them in water which will give you relief for 6 to 8 hrs when you have severe pain or else ibugesic plus along with a course of antibiotic can be taken to postpone your treatment for another 2 weeks and get relief from pain. Another thing to be taken care is avoid very hot and cold foods and use a sensodyne rapid action tooth paste soo that if the pain is because of sensitivity it might reduce .
Hope this information will help you.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello sachin,
I am not clear whether you have got a tooth decayed or your gums have recessed apically. If there exposure of nerve in any of the two conditions you really need treatment for your exposed nerve. application of cavity varnish will give temporary need to take anlagesics ibubrofen thrice a day,exposed nerve gives sensitivity to hot and cold and even pain so you can use a desensitising toothpaste or mouth rinse. you need root canal treatment followed by crown coverage to save the tooth. a x ray examination will confirm the treatment to your dentist about it , take care
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical history is suppose that you are having a deep cervical abrasion or gingival recession causing root exposure.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the thorough checkup done.
Application of cavity varnish can give you relief to some extent.
Use a desensitizing toothpaste along with a soft bristle toothbrush.
Go for complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome sachin
From your history one thing is not clear whether your dentist talked about gum or tooth.
because we apply cavity varnish in cases of exposed dentine not in wound of gums.
Further you can take ibuprofen thrice daily. If still pain persists & worsen with time you have to start up with antibiotics, & have to opt for treatment.
thanks & take care
Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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