Oral Health

Question
Posted by: MsR | 2017/09/21

Q.

Infected gum.

Hi My almost 8 yr old daughter had a tiny cavity in a premolar. After eating on something hard she experienced extreme pain all night, and we took her to the dentist the following day. He placed a filling in the tooth. Pain still continued and was quite severe until an abscess broke thought the gum below the infected tooth. We returned to the dentist. A dose of antibiotics was prescribed. Since the abscess was still around, a second dose of antibiotics was prescribed. Thereafter the dentist removed the filling and redone it. Thereafter the tooth discoloured to a grey colour. Now, four months later the abscess has returned too. There is not much pain apart from the tooth being slightly loose. What could be the cause of the abscess returning and discolration? Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert
- 2017/09/22

tHE DISCOLORATION AND ABSCESS IS DUE TO THE NERVE OF THE TOOTH BEING EXTRACTED. iF IT IS A baby tooth, have it removed. If it is a permanent tooth, have a root canal done.

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