My daughter aged

0
0

My daughter aged 14 has always experienced problems with her teeth. Thursday she was in agony with toothache in her top right tooth where she had previously had a very deap filling in. By thursday night her whole right side of her face had swollen,as its easter we could only see an emergency doctor on friday. Friday at the dentist she was told she had an asbcese,they done the first part of root canal and filled it with a temporary filling,she was sent away with ibrufen and with the reassurance of the swelling would be gone in 24 hours. It’s now monday and the swelling is still there,she has no pain in the tooth but pain in the lip and gum above it. She’s refusing to leave the house because of how she looks and I don’t want her spending her whole holiday inside. Is this normal?will the swelling eventually go down?should I ring the dentist?help help help!! Sophie x

Marked as spam
Asked on 09/04/2012 12:00 am
7 views
0
Private answer

She clearly developed a large infection underneath the old large filling. The swelling will eventually go down but I would recommend furhter root canal work on this tooth to allow drainage. Antibiotics can be indicated to speed up your daughters swollen face returning to normal.You must discuss the difficulties of root canal treatment with your dentist at this age, as the apex of the tooth is likely open as well as the life expectancy of the tooth due to her young age.

Marked as spam
Posted by Dental Professional (Questions: 0, Answers: 1475)
Answered on 13/04/2012 12:00 am
0
Private answer

I suggest you arrange a further appointment with the dentist for your daughter .Her dentist may wish to prescribe antibiotics and continue the root canal treatment.

Marked as spam
Posted by Dental Professional (Questions: 0, Answers: 1475)
Answered on 11/04/2012 12:00 am
0
Private answer

Most of the swelling is your daughters body's reaction to the infection and this will reduce as things improve
It sounds like some of the infection is still inside the tooth and needs further draining
Some dentists will choose to use antibiotics to help the body clear the infection

Marked as spam
Posted by Dental Professional (Questions: 0, Answers: 1475)
Answered on 10/04/2012 12:00 am