I had my back molar extracted last Thursday due to a bad root canal .the molar in front began throbbing the next day. The extracted tooth had to be removed in 10 pieces. The dentist gave me 500 mg hydrocodone and 500 mg amoxicillin. I still have paid and swelling. My dentist office is.closed this week for the holiday but gave me an endodontist name just in case..I have an appt next Thursday with the dentist to remove the crown to determine the cause. With my pain, should I call me dentist and let him know that it is not improving ?? I do not want to go to a dentist that I am not.familiar with.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 43
Salt water treatment, clove & tea.tree oil, tea bags, pain meds, antibiotic 2 nd day.
Hello,Thank you for using JustAnswer Health for your concern. I apologize for the wait, apparently there is not a dentist available right at the moment. I am familiar with this type of situation though.You should first call the endodontist that your doctor gave you. Likely your dentist gave you this doctor's name to cover for him while he is off, and has given 'report' about your situation so that he will be prepared for your call. That your dentist gave you a number is XXXXX a 'clue' that he thought there was a chance that you could develop complications or might need further pain control.Your other choices are to go to an urgent care clinic, use a pain killer such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn.Most likely you will call the endodontist and you will not have to go in to see him, he will call in a prescription for you. Of course I cannot guarantee this, with there being so many precautions in place with narcotics, especially in certain states, but for a real legitimate need, most doctors have no problem calling in a medication for someone in severe pain.As far as an online doctor writing a prescription for a narcotic pain killer, or any medication, that is not actually possible, it is against the law for doctors to write prescriptions without seeing a patient (but it is different in the case that the doctor is an associate of your doctor and was given a report of your condition before going off duty) Please reply if you have further questions about this topic. I am more than happy to continue to answer your concerns.Also we have a new rating system.
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I am so sorry I thought your question was " With my pain, should I call me dentist and let him know that it is not improving ?? And, my answer, to be more clear, is yes, it is very appropriate to call your Endodontist, who sounds to be on call for your dentist from what you say, and to let them know that your pain is not improving.The reason for the pain and inflammation is related to having removed 10 pieces of your tooth removed, and the manipulation from this trauma The infection is likely still active and pain increases as swelling increases. If the area has a cap, then the swelling has no place to expand, except into the tissue, and this can add to the pain. (When the body's immune system is activated and sends white blood cells to the area of infection to clean away debris from cell destruction and this increases swelling which increases pain.)If you are saying you are having pain with another tooth that was not manipulated, this could be referred pain. This is a fairly frequent occurrence with tooth pain. (Pain can refer from one place to another due to the anatomy of the nerve tract and the the branches the signals traverse). Teeth pain can even be caused by infected sinuses (not that this is what is occurring in your case, but just illustrative of one of numerous instances when pain can refer). The exact reason for the pain will require examination to be validated. If you call the doctor they may ask you to rate the pain on a scale from 0 to 10 (or similar) over time in order to determine if the intensity is worsening, staying the same, or relieving. This will help the doctor decide whether or not you need to be seen, or whether you can simply continue to take pain medication until next Thursday. It is also important to know if you have a fever or not, and this should be reported to the doctor.I will opt out though and this will allow another expert to answer you. Please do not rate my answer unless you feel I have provided you excellent service. Otherwise leaving my answer unrated will encourage another expert to answer you. You may want to add any other details you would like to know about so that the next expert will know better how to help you.I hope you are feeling better soon.41096.7564569444
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