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Hey!

I have a root canal according to the dentist. Thing is I have my exams till 17 th may which is y I want to postpone the treatment. Today the pain was unbearable and so the dentist did temporary dressing. But now the teeth around the affected tooth hurts like anything. What do I do?

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    Hi ishita,

    sorry to hear of your tooth pain, my advice is to go back to the dentist as it sems that you may have an infection in the tooth and that has to be dealt with first before the dentist can touch that tooth you have enough time to start your treatment, if any is needed was an xray done? the chances are if you dont get some treatment you may find it difficult to concentrate on your exams so make another appointment asap with your dentist  do not put it off you may be sorry.

    good luck

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      Thanks Maria!

      I did go to dentist today. She said it's acute root canal. However she cleaned the infection to nearly 50% and she said we can do it after exams. The pain has reduced but somehow there is done tingling feeling or since sort of pain. Any suggestions to ease it?

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      Hi Ishita,

      so pleased you went back to the dentist and that the pain has reduced, and you will be able to do your exams and have dental treatment after.

      When I had tooth ach I found warm salt water mouth rinses at least 4 times a day helped and also glove oil, antibiotics really helped as well and pain killer , I was prescribed co dydramol  tablets for pain and with that combination I was fine untill I had root canal treatment. 

      good luck with your  future dental treatment and your exams

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      Hello Maria!

      Thank you so much for your kind reply. I hope the pain killers and antibiotics help me. Thanks again for your warm wishes. Are you on Facebook? I'd love to be your friend if you don't mind.

      Hope I am not troubling you with my queries!

      Ps- toothache is the worst pain ever!

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      Hi Maria, You mention warm salt water mouth washes. How much salt to how much water? I think it would help me right now thanks.
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      Hi Shirley,

      there is no set amount of salt but i usually put 2/3 large tablespoons of salt to a glass of warm water. Hope it will help relieve the pain if not seek your dentist dont wait if it gets worst. Good Luck

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      Hi Maria, I got up about an hour ago and the pain this morning as gone down from about a 9 to a 2 overnight! So that's good isn't it. I would never have believed that to be possible but it is. Thanks again. :-)
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    Hi Ishita,

    Iam so pleased I could be of some help,you will feel a alot better once the antibiotics kicks in, then you will be ready for your treatment.

    Iam not on facebook but Iam happy to communicate with you by email, when you have toothach it is not easy,  when someone can advice on something to help, it makes a lot of difference. You will be fine the pain will get better whilst you are taking your antibiotics and pain killers, and when you have your root canal treatment you will be fine once that has been completed.

    Good luck and take care, fingers crossed for good results in your exams.

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