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Moojay Fri 14-Aug-15 21:45:47

Have dentiogenisis imperfector (sp?) and so have been having a lot of treatment recently to get teeth to a good standard, waiting to start Beautifying them now.
On weds I started getting pain under a tooth that has had a root canal and crown a good while ago. Managed to get seen at dental hospital on Thursday, where he opened it up, said that he thought it was the beginnings of an abscess so gave it a good clean up and put antibiotics in, then filled it. I have an appointment in October with my normal restorative surgeon to start the beautifying process so she will be finishing the job as it were.
Was told that it should stop hurting after 24 hours but it is still very painful! 35 weeks pregnant so cant take much for the pain. Any ideas what could be going on? Is it just a case of waiting for the pain to go away due to tenderness from the treatment or something??

Moojay Fri 14-Aug-15 22:20:26


xavierfondue Fri 14-Aug-15 22:36:28

I'm sorry to tell you that no dentist will give you free advice. There was a thread a while ago about dentists and they didn't come out looking good.
Where is the tooth? Does it hurt all the time, or just when you bite on it? How would your mouth look if you had the tooth taken out? If it's a molar or a wisdom tooth then it wouldn't look bad. If it is at the front then that's bad news.

Sorry not to have been more help.

Moojay Fri 14-Aug-15 22:41:39

Its the third one in from the front on the left side. Have already had a root canal and crown done on it, but had the beginnings of an abscess treated , so was opened up and closed again temporarily until I can see my restorative surgeon to finish it off appearance wise.
Just need to know of ita normal for it still to hurt over 24hrs after or if I need to try and get hold of emergency dentist or something. Ita kind of aching and then sharp pain if I bite on it.

Sycamor Fri 14-Aug-15 22:51:48

I'm a dentist and I'm more than glad to give you some free advice.
Is the pain improving or getting worse? If its improving then I would keep a close eye and use paracetamol for the pain. Def not asprin as you are pregnant.
If it isn't getting any better you may need a short course of a suitable antibiotic or the tooth cleaned out again. In which case you would need to see an emergency dentist. Can you access one close by?

Moojay Fri 14-Aug-15 22:57:37

Thanks Sycamor.. It seems to be getting better, then coming back as soon as something touches it. Not sensitive to heat or cold and def not as painful as before treatment.
I'm not sure but I imagine I can get in with local dental hospital pretty quickly, not sure if they are open on weekend though and I have my driving test first thing Monday morning so would be ideal if it wasn't in pain for that!

Is it normal for it to still be painful (more tender pain than previous throbbing pain bf treatment) for a few days then?
Thank you again!

Sycamor Fri 14-Aug-15 23:03:29

That would be normal, everyone is different and some settle immediately and some take longer. If its went from throbbing to tender I'd leave it overnight and see how it feels in the morning. Hopefully it will settle down quickly.
Good luck with ur driving test.

Moojay Fri 14-Aug-15 23:08:10

Thank you ever so much Sycamor. Hopefully you're right and it'll settle then.

Mrsmorton Fri 14-Aug-15 23:09:36

Yea, we never give free advice on here. hmm

keepyourheadup Fri 14-Aug-15 23:13:02

Dental therapist here. Have a Google and find your nearest dental access centre if what you are describing is still persisting, they are open out of hours and weekends, or you may be able to speak to a nurse dentist over the phone for some advice. It will be free off charge as it is an NHS service and you will be covered by your maternity exemption.

BeeBawBabbity Fri 14-Aug-15 23:27:52

There was a very helpful thread in general health a while ago, where a dentist gave loads and loads of clear, comprehensive and free advice. Might be worth a search.

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