Should I be on painkillers for a month?

21. October 2009  
Filed in Treatment, Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

Dear dentist,

I now have over a longer period of time to live with dental pain and I fear that it will.
The summer of 2008 I switch dentist due. moving, here I get made a number of holes. Immediately after this is generated I of pain in the back upper molars on one side, and my dentist lubricates my tooth necks and gives me a softer toothbrush. The teeth continue to be sore and when I thought that my problems arose in connection with the new dentist, I choose to switch.
A day hit I sharp pain in my whole one hovedhalvdel, it comes in ”bursts” of a few minutes with regular intervals. I go first to the doctor in attendance, as I think it is the sinuses, then to the vagttandlægen, that gives me painkillers and proposes a root canal at my own dentist. I get started on a root canal a day before I travel away to a 5 month stay in Spain with the message that I need to follow up on it down there. Down there lays a dentist something cleansing (camphor-like) and it can according to him be allowed to sit the next 5 months. In the period I am virtually painless. July 2009 I followed up on rodbehandlingen, it will be cleaned and washed over several times (it hurts in between each time) so she dare not close it. When the pain is reduced, it closes and then I have no problems until about august when it starts to hurt a little sometime in between – now it is taken to and I take ibuprofen f
stores times daily to be able to keep it off. I was at the dentist yesterday and she took a picture and could not see anything. She took my visdomstand (at the side of the rodbehandlede tooth) and gave me a penicillin-cure, which I'm on now and a message to come back in a month. It seems I'm a long time having to be on pain medication.
I would really just like to hear you whether it is normal procedure, and whether you see. what I have written does my dentist take care of it, as she should. I have no chances even to assess.
The pain I can best describe as a kind of ”clamp”, as if there is excess pressure in the tooth (and it pains also in the teeth by the side of, and little in them at the bottom of the same page)
Thank you in advance for answers,

Mvt. Mette

Answer:

Dear Mette,

It is a very boring situation you've ended up in. It is always difficult to assess something, when there have been more dentists involved, since you do not have in-depth knowledge of the entire course of the disease. And it is also hard for me to comment on someone so specifically.

I think your current dentist is doing is right, from the nature of the problem she is facing at the present time. It is not uncommon that patients get told to take painkillers in a period of time in order to see if the pain subsides or disappears altogether. My recommendation is that you follow your dentist's instructions, also mht. to the pain medication. But if you even think that the pain did not subside or is to hold out, should you seek out your dentist again.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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What caused swelling in the gums?

16. October 2009  
Filed in Mouth, Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

I've got a crown on -6 and several times seen laterally a swelling in the gum and tried with penecillin and several times klorheksidin pasta but it comes back, it is very sore when I press on the swelling,what can it caused??

Brian

Answer:

Dear Brian,

It suggests that the tooth must rodbehandles. There is most likely an inflammation of the nerve at -6 or maybe one of the neighbouring teeth. That the tooth must rodbehandles, does not mean that you also need to have a new crown on it unless it is necessary. The dentist can rodbehandle through the crown.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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There is no guarantee for bad workmanship?

2. October 2009  
Filed in Complaints

Question:

Hi,
I have a question regarding a broken tooth due. a root canal treatment. Now I can see in one of your replies that there is no guarantee for root canal treatment??
I got in the month of march made a root canal, and it looked fine, said the dentist, but now there broken a piece of the tooth and the treatment is also broken, as I can shake with the other side of the tooth. This must be bad craft, and must be able to be covered by a warranty??
I look forward to hearing from you.

Laurids

Answer:

Dear Henry Wadsworth,

First I will say that your tooth is not necessarily broken just because it has been rodbehandlet. There are several reasons why a tooth gets rodbehandlet, and often there is not much left of a tooth when there is rodbehandlet. It sounds as if your tooth is broken, and it is something that can happen. When the dentist looks at the quality of a root canal, he will look at the rodfyldningen, ie. he replaces tandnerven with, it's close. And that is what he mean by that it looks fine. To the tooth ruptures has not necessarily something with poor craft to make, but is a quite common complication, which in some cases can happen.

You are not covered by any form of warranty at the dentist. But think that has been a model of a Danish dentist, have the opportunity to complain about the treatment. You can read more about how to complain about a dentist here.

You can also apply for compensation from the Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring. You can read more about compensation for malpractice here.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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Complications after root canal treatment. Who pays?

7. september 2009  
Filed in Complaints

Question:

I have made a root canal in my tooth, and when this began to crumble, I made a crown instead (in the month of February 2009). Now I have got an infection in the same tooth, which has developed into a large tooth abscess. It has been incredibly painful and has been on the pencilinkur and pain. I have today (d. 7/9-09) has been at the dentist and get told that it is a gum disease. I have now examined Netdoktor, what this is because and that is that the cause of gum disease is to continue hiding dead tissue and thus the bacteria in the rodkanalens nooks. It will then say that the dentist in the dawn of time has not made my root canal well enough. Can it be right that I should pay for a tandrodsbehandling, or closer to the operation??? It is when those who have not done their crafts well enough, which caused my problem today. There must be a form of guarantee. Hope you can answer my question. With friendly greetings f
ra a frustrated Sisse...

Answer:

Dear Sisse,

There is usually no warranty on dental treatment. Your dentist has probably made his job properly, but there are limits to where we can reach with our instruments. There is one more main canals in the roots according to the tandtype we are talking about. And there are also these small bikanaler where we can't reach with rodfilen. Some times it is so unfortunate that there will be infection in them. The only way to reach them is via this small rodoperation.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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The dentist works so uncomprehending facing my pain

20. august 2009  
Filed in Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

I think, actually, that my pain threshold is ok high – has given birth to 3 children without anesthesia and made a part of the dentist in the last few months. also without anesthetic

But av av av I have such a toothache and have had it for almost a week and a half now Trying to say to myself that it's just nonsense and now I must take me along, but it makes just as evil

I got a month and a half ago drilled two deep holes out and made a pulpaoverkapning (ie. she was trying to get the nerves to pull himself together).

In Wednesday's bored she had them so completely out – the nerves had not withdrawn as was hoped – but it all looked fine and sealed, she had them. She could not give any guarantee that it would succeed, and that in the long term could end up with a root canal – but she was VERY optimistic.

But since then I've just had an evil evil evil I was down there on Friday again and she gave me some penicillin and so she believed that she otherwise, just that it had to have something calm It all looked fine and it does not hurt when she turns on the teeth – it would apparently do, if the nerve has been damaged.

However, she tried to paint one of the teeth, since my root was very devoid

I will also say, it's been a bit better – but not violent much.

The first few days I took 2 * 600 mg. ibumetin – however, the dentist felt that if there was something wrong, had I had no need for painkillers 4 times a day.

Now settle I to take one in the morning – but it has still hurt in the evening, however, may well fall asleep for the

If I don't take the pills, ie. when I wake up in the morning ranging in the tooth and I can'T drink/eat anything cold at all – it hunts SO much in it, so the tears are rolling And even though I take one pill in the morning, “forget”, unfortunately, I to drink during the day and is so afraid of the pain (think sku I end up with to lose me here)

Feel so pylret, the dentist works so uncomprehendingly (is really really sweet, so that is not the way) to the pain

Be down there tomorrow again – but it is to get a second hole

Mvh

Henriette

Answer:

Dear Henriette

Can well understand that you are frustrated. You must make reservations for my answer, because it is a little difficult to comment on such a specific question.

The tooth must rodbehandles. When the dentist banks on the tooth, checking she on the inflammation is out in the bone. And as your symptoms are, so do I assess that it is only a matter of time. When the tooth is so hypersensitiv, the nerve has already been damaged. It is not intended that you should have hurt, but as I said, it is a little difficult to give a definite answer when I haven't seen the x-ray image or the tooth.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

www.tandpleje.dk/brevkassen

Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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