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I had gum grafting done recently. Now I have a terrible

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I had gum grafting...

I had gum grafting done recently. Now I have a terrible tooth ache..pain in cheek and lip

Doctor's Assistant: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?

0ne week ago all was good

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dental
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 7 months ago
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Do you have any swelling? Can you upload a picture of the area in question?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No sweeling...terrible pain. I am out of town and cannot see my dentist till Monday. It must be a nerve in the tooth. I had gum grafting done on top and lower less than 3 months ago. Also had root canal done on tooth. I am concerned
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 7 months ago

It does not sound like the gum grafting has anything to do with the pain.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 7 months ago

Can you put your finger on a particular tooth that is hurting?

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 7 months ago

The fact that there is no current swelling is a good sign. Do you have any pain to hot ,cold or biting pressure?

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 7 months ago

If you cannot start on any antibiotics,taking 1000 mg of tylenol and alternating every four hours with 600 mg of ibuprofen can give some substantial pain relief.

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