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Intense pain in the cracked tooth with all the filling intact. Which medicine can I take?

i have a cracket tooth from too many years and all the fillings in it... it hurts me so bad, but my dentist is on vacation this week & i don t want to see anyone but him, will my family doctor be able to prescribe me pain med until my dentist is back nex week or will they say take otc ,...which does not work!! thank you
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I read your problem & would like to tell you that your restoration has become faulty & may be microleakage has started because of that you are experiencing pain.Its very important to get your restoration replaced as soon as possible else it will lead to secondary caries.
Till your dentist arrives you need to take special precaution of avoiding extreme cold & hot stuff.
You can take Tab Diclomol twice a day when you experience pain.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Udaykumar Bondre's  Response
Hello & welcome,

You are putting yourself in the risk by carrying cracked or fractured tooth in the oral cavity.

This is because such teeth are more prone to get infected severely & may affect general health.

Even if filling is intact there, this tooth must be posted for extraction as soon as possible by your dentist.

You can visit your physician & ask for proper prescription of Antibiotics & painkillers to delay the extraction till your dentist returns back.

But frankly speaking this would not be a good choice according to me.

Instead visiting another dentist in your area & getting the tooth extracted will be preferred anytime.

Avoid hot fomentation or even warm food stuff as they may aggravate the pain & may initiate the swelling.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
cracked tooth should be treated as soon as your dentist arrives. till then do not take food from that side and avoid too hot or cold. take keterol dt pill twice daily with 1 tablespoon water quantity and mix both in cup and drink.
Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
cracked tooth can or cannot be restored by capping depending upon the extent and the depth from where it has cracked which can only be estimated by thorough oral examinations, coupled with xray from different angulations by an experienced dentist .
so the future of the tooth rests on this.
till then take care and don't chew hard from that tooth.
if it pains a lot take analgesics.
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,
filling in your damaged teeth has damaged resulting in microleakage thus causing intense pain.
you can visit a physician and take antibiotics-analgesics course completely.
visit your dentist and get x-ray of cracked tooth to rule out fracture in root/crown.extraction or root canal treament is the treatment of choice.
get crown also if necessary to protect the tooth.
avoid hard and hot fluids/foods as it can elevate the pain.
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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  User's Response
Thanks for your query.
Yes, I believe your family doctor will be able prescribe you NSAID medication to relieve pain and another symptoms, I will advice after each meal use mouth watch, don’t eat in same time hot food with cold drinks and definitely you need consult your dentist for definitely treatment.
Take care

Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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