Hello, Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Sometimes people's eyes are a little slow to adjust to changes in light, especially if they have been wearing sunshades. It is your anxiety that is making you worry about this.
Stop it. You are obsessing over nothing. Pain from an abscess would not be stopped by Panadol and you would have swelling as well. You are letting your anxiety run away with you. Get a grip.
An abscess is much worse than a common toothache from a cavity, etc. You might also have pain and you would have swelling in the gum and perhaps the cheek. See your dentist to get it checked out.
It most likely is NOT an abscess. Any cavity can cause a toothache, so you need to see your dentist.
First of all, an abscessed tooth doesn't just suddenly start hurting in the middle of dinner and ease off after you take a Panadol. The pain is gradual and constant, usually not relieved just with Panadol. There is also usually redness at the gum, and swelling in the gum and cheek over the abscess. The pain is severe. Plan to call your dentist when his office is open.
I have to be offline for an hour or two. I will try to check in later before bedtime.
There are various levels of pain. An abscess usually causes severe pain that Panadol is not sufficient to relieve. It's a concept similar to the difference in pain from having a bruise on your arm to having the arm amputated.
The sensible thing to do is to see the dentist who is the only one who can tell you what is wrong. Getting hysterical worrying about it doesn't do anyone any good.
It is probably a cavity or even a cracked tooth. However, the only way to find out what it is would be to take yourself to your dentist. That is the smart thing to do instead of worrying. I have to sign off for the evening. Go to see your dentist.
What do you expect me to do? I've had half a dozen root canals and not one of them has been a problem. I think you are once again making a mountain out of a mole hill.
no i aint and how did they do ur root canal and did they only give you one injection. and so worried as wheni had a root canal about 10 years ago it really reaolly hurt and the pain was very very sharp and it really hurt. and i had the last one on an eye tooth at the front and thi time its on a molar.
Of course I had pain. That is why they did the root canals. If the root is dead you would have no feeling in it. As for how they did it, they numbed the area and then drilled down to where each branch of the root was, destroyed and removed the root, packed the holes and refilled the tooth.
I have had one eye tooth, two molars and a premolar. None of them were bad. The worst part was keeping my mouth open for so long. (You can laugh here if you like). I'm not sure exactly how they destroy the roots. It smells like they are burning. In any case, it didn't hurt.
Why are you worried since you always have antibiotics before seeing the dentist even though they aren't recommended any more by any medical/dental board?
The smell is slightly of burning feathers and it is gone in just a second. It is nothing to worry about.
could that happen to me again as my dentist told me sum of them can be painfull but sum are not. so worried and scared. and very very worried that the abessesed can spread to my brain and then i will get a swollon neck or eye as i have seen that happen an they are life threatening and worried about getting the swollen neck as that can kill u as it makes it diffcult to breath.
So far I haven't heard anything about abscess as a diagnosis. Root canals aren't done until any abscess is cleared up with antibiotics.
what was wrong with ur tooth when you had to have root canal. and how far do they drill down in the tooth and how long does it take when they first start a root canal.. and then does the tooth become weak so u cant eat on it or is it still a strong tooth..
The tooth had developed a cavity beneath an old filling requiring a root canal. Each one I've had done is strong and I chew on them just like all the others.
I probably could but I won't since it will accomplish nothing for you. It won't change a thing about the root canal. It will just give you more to feed your worry since people who have successful root canals don't post to those forums. The only people who ever post are those who have bad results, often because that is what they were expecting in the first place. Think about something else and keep yourself busy with something useful until you see the dentist.
If the nerves were dead you wouldn't feel anything.
I don't know how to say in any other words that if the nerves are dead you don't feel anything. I felt no pain or discomfort at any point in the root canals I've had including the filing. The only thing I minded was the stiffness in my jaw from keeping my mouth open for so long. When the anesthesia is done right, there should be no pain.
The nerves were alive and they had pain before the root canals. After the procedure, there was no more pain.
My niece's was in May. My husband has had several over the years, the last one before Christmas last year. My last one was in June. You don't "see" anything when you are having the procedure. They use the file as much as it takes. It has taken me roughly an hour each time. I have been answering facets of this question for two days now. Try to get yourself together before you go to the dentist.
I am going to bed now.
Yes, you have an anxiety disorder. You are scared of everything, and you get breathless because your anxiety isn't treated. Good night.
One brand name isXXXXX is Procaine. The dentist will know how much to give based on where the tooth is, and determine the appropriate dosage for you.
They use it for everything. We use a similar drug (lidocaine) for medical procedures. It is a simple numbing agent that wears off after a few hours. Properly used, it isn't dangerous at all.
and where u and ur husband on any panadean fotre at all for the pain in the tooth.. i am very worried as my pain is like the tooth is coming out ogf the socket and it hurt and there is prussure there too..
We took over-the-counter pain relievers before the procedures (paracetamol, or ibuprofen, or naproxen).
Worrying won't change anything. It is never a good idea to get a tooth pulled if it is possible to save it. You are just being foolish about the root canal. Fear is your worst enemy, and you seem to be fearful of everything.
There is no way to tell why you had pain before. You may not have had enough anesthetic. Dentists are willing to give another injection if there is discomfort. Talk over your fears with the dentist. You may also want to discuss taking some short-acting anxiety medication before the procedure, or you could discuss having the procedure done under nitrous oxide anesthesia.
I had molars taken out when I was a child to make room for braces, and two impacted wisdom teeth taken out when I was in my late 20s. There is an excellent blood supply in the mouth, so there will always be a lot of bleeding from the gum when a tooth is pulled. Unless there is a specific reason (braces, impaction, nothing else can be done), teeth should be saved to preserve the integrity of the surrounding teeth. If you remove one brick from a wall, the adjacent bricks aren't as sturdy.
Removing the tooth leaves a place where the adjoining teeth can migrate. That affects alignment of the upper and lower teeth making chewing less efficient, and possibly altering pressure on other parts of the teeth.
It takes as long as it takes. Usually that is just a couple of minutes once someone is numbed up. Bleeding usually stops within 30 minutes or so. You're kind of between a rock and a hard place. you are so, so worried about a root canal and so, so worried about having it pulled. It will be interesting to see what happens when you actually go to the dentist.
other doctors are says that they use stuff with adrenilene in it so so worried as my doctor tell me i have chionic anxitey problem. so so scared about the dentisty i will be in tears on thurday morning when i get up...
The numbing agent comes with and without another medication to control bleeding (adrenaline/epinephrine). That is the only difference. The numbing agent is the same regardless. There is no question whatsoever that you have a chronic anxiety disorder.
The vast, vast majority of root canals are not painful. This one probably will not be either. Of course, you have already put yourself through a hundred hells worrying about it. That is far worse than any experience you could possibly have in the dentist's chair.
I think I've told you before that there is no way to tell why yours was painful before. If you were having the same level of anxiety back then, that could explain part of it. If you were expecting the worst possible pain of your life, you are more likely to get pain. It's called a self-fulfilling prophesy. The vast majority pf people do not have that type of pain. In my family, for instance, no one has had pain. The injection for the anesthetic is about the last thing you feel.
Every one I have ever had used dental dam. It didn't make a mess. There is absolutely no way to know why you had pain 10 years ago. An incompetent dentist would be another possibility. What earthly difference does it make what they use to remove the nerves? You won't feel it whether it is a tweezer or a tractor.
how do they get rid of the nerves i want to know as i am a very very anxious person
A hole is drilled in the tooth and the pulp along with the nerves is removed by a series of gradually increasing sizes of tiny files.
I think I've told you a number of times that there is no way to know what happened 10 years ago. Inadequate anesthesia because the dentist didn't know what he was doing would be the best guess, but it's just a guess. There is no reason whatsoever to expect to have that kind of pain again.
Tell the dentist how terrified you are. Those little xray thingies can dig into the bottom of your mouth. Gargling with warm salt water helps with the discomfort.
You can open another question to talk about your back.
Below are a couple of articles. As mentioned, intrapulpal anesthesia is never used unless all other anesthesia fails. Note in the first article what I have been trying to tell you. Expecting horrible pain actually lowers your pain threshold, so that any touch may register as pain, whether it is on the bad tooth or not. Yo have just worried yourself into feeling pain that isn't even there. That is why it is important for you to take the Valium provided to help reduce the fear. He will give you plenty of medication to start, particularly since you couldn't go through with the procedure today and he is forewarned about the kind of patient he will be dealing with.
could i ask him to give me 2 or 3 injecttion b4 he starts anything at all as very very worried and scared and my dentist told me that hye has had a few patinets that have had sharp pain... and why do they say thatv the denbtist has bto warn u b4 giving the intrapulpal anesthesia so worried and scared
All practitioners have to warn you before doing something that may be painful. Even when a phlebotomist gets ready to insert a needle to draw blood, she says something like "you're going to feel a little pinch." The warning also puts the patient on notice to be still even though it might hurt, since moving would definitely increase the pain.
You can ask him to do anything. However, he will give you the appropriate anesthesia to begin with, since he knows what he is doing and doesn't require a patient's assistance to judge medication amounts.
I had one molar that was a "hot" tooth. I had been on a mission trip where there was no dental care and had to postpone getting any help until I was back in the States. The original anesthetic nerve block injection was all that was required. I had no pain. You won't know if the tooth is considered "hot" until the dentist opens it. Fewer than 5% are "hot."
how do u know when you have a hot tooth. also if he gives me an injection right near the tooth that needs the root canal and does one near the back tooth then will i feel any sharp pains. he told me he has had a few that have had thevery sharp pain. so is a fewe alot when u think about it..