Oral Health

Posted by: Ouch | 2008/09/19



I went to the dentist to have a cracked tooth crowned (monday), when they prepared the tooth for the crown, the dr did a root canal as he said the nerve is dead. The next day I went back to take the imprint to have the crown made and I explained the tooth is sore. He gave me some antibiotics (forcid solutab) The pain is terrible. I went back on Thurday morning, and he gave me another set of antibiotics ( Acuzole). The painkillers (lentogesic) is only " working"  for about 3 hours (the pain is then manageble). I understand there is an infection in the jaw bone. How long before the antibiotics should start doing their job? Any other options in painkillers as I am going insane and it is now friday morning and the pain is still unimaginable.

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

Root canals are not 100% succesful. I always advise my patients not to do a crown till at least a month after the root canal has been completed to make sure that the infection/pain is gone completely.
If the antibitoics are not helping the root canal may be unsuccessful unfortunately. You need to speak to your dentist about this

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