Toothache & antibiotics - how long for pain relief?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by skull_leader7@yahoo.com, May 21, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Hi all...

    My dentist prescribed 500mg amoxicillin every 8 hours for my
    toothache in my upper front tooth. I'm coming up on 48 hrs since I
    took the first pill and I'm still in a great deal of pain. I've
    actually been taking a single Aleve every 12+ hours (usually when the
    pain starts to return) as necessary, per the dentist's advice, but
    each time the Aleve wears off the pain returns, pretty much as bad as
    ever. The dentist is also planning on doing a root canal on this
    tooth in a few days, but in the meantime, should the amoxicillin
    eventually get rid of the pain, or will I need to keep relying on
    Aleve until the root canal?

    By the way, this tooth was traumatized over 12 years ago from a
    physical blow - I was around 20 at the time. It was partially
    dislodged (bent backwards at an angle), but eventually settled back
    into its natural position or close to it. It also started to
    discolor, and for that reason, plus the fact that the adjacent tooth
    had earlier been chipped from an unrelated injury, verneers were
    placed on both teeth. Anyway, my dentist the other day, upon looking
    at the xray,says she can tell that the tooth was traumatized while it
    was still developing, and says that this injury is likely the cause of
    my current trouble - like the nerve is finally dying. Is she right
    about this? 12+ years seems like a very long time for it to be coming
    back and causing this, now.

    Thanks in advance for any advice / help.
     
    , May 21, 2007
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  2. Dartos Guest

    I'm coming up on 48 hrs since I
    The dentist is also planning on doing a root canal on this

    To me, this situation is an emergency and should be treated on the
    day it is reported, or most certainly the next for a REGULAR PATIENT.
    Take a shorter lunch, work past 5:00, or cancel a non-emergency
    patient.

    If there is not time to treat a new patient quickly, they should be
    told to try and find someone who can see them sooner.

    How can you tell your patients in pain, "I'll get to it in a
    week or so"?

    JMO,
    D
     
    Dartos, May 21, 2007
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  3. If he is swollen, a few days of antibiotic might make it possible to get
    numb.

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    Amatus Cremona, May 21, 2007
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  4. Dartos Guest

    Honestly, rarely have that problem, but I won't say 'never'.
    :)
    D

    Amatus Cremona wrote:
     
    Dartos, May 21, 2007
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  5. Newbie Guest

    On Mon, 21 May 2007 14:49:56 -0500, Dartos <> wrote:
    Personally think it's just a bad idea to inject into an obviously infected area.
    But then again, didn't say I never do it.
     
    Newbie, May 21, 2007
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  6. Steven Fawks Guest

    Newbie wrote:


    You can usually use a block away from the abcess, and there is a
    difference between the actual abcess and cellulitis. The sooner
    the cause of the infection is treated, the faster the resolution.
    Get the tooth or abcess draining quick and toss in the antibiotics
    too.

    Still not a reason to wait a week or two, IMO.

    Steve
     
    Steven Fawks, May 22, 2007
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  7. Guest

    if you are in severe pain and still can not see your general dentist,
    you can always go to the endodontist as an emergency patient. you are
    self diagnosing but I agree with D, you really shouldn't wait.
     
    , May 22, 2007
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