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Have pain in tooth and left face. Pain meds not helping. Cure?

I m in very very bad pain my tooth I guess has a nerve near by and has a hole in it... I haven t been sleeping left side of my face hurt from the temple to cheek, jawbone , tongue , and throat omg ER gave me pain meds and dentist say maybe two weeks. Nothing is helping the pain right now and it s worse if I m sitting or laying down please help me decided how to get comfort!
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Tooth pain indicates infection in the tooth that had spread to the adjoining tissue,
this pain is radiating to the left side of the face.

I suggest you to get clinical evaluation of your tooth
Get an x-ray done , which will give the periapical condition of the tooth.
You probably have to go for root canal treatment of the tooth.
Take analgesic and antibiotics .
Analgesic and antibiotic will give temporary relief .
Unless the tooth is completely devitalised , disinfected and sealed to the apex you may experience pain and infection.
Maintain a good oral hygiene .

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello ,

Pain and discomfort in the tooth indicates the presence of infection due to bacterial decay or inflammed nerve tissue known as PULPITIS.

Pain due to pulpitis is of radiating nature and it may spread to adjacent structures like ear , jaw bone, cheek and throat.

i would suggest you to get an X RAY examination done for your tooth which shows the exact damage and pulpal involvement accordingly treatment can be planned.

such inflammed teeth are treated by root canal procedure to disinfect and devitalise the tooth to relieve pain and discomfort permanently.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello shron,

Thanks for writing in.

The pain is due to the dental caries on tooth which has involved pulp or peri-apical area.

Medications will give relief temporarily.
The tooth has to be either restored or root canal treated depending on the severity of decay.
Please avoid chewing sticky,solid foods on the affected site until the tooth is restored.
Always keep your mouth clean.
oNCE the infected pulp has got removed,pain subsides.
Hope this helps.

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Dentist Dr. Gaurav Pratap Singh's  Response
you are right dental pain always increses on seems the carious lesion involve pulp chamber so go for rootcanal treatment as soon as possible after first sitting you get releaf.
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