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Q. What to do if my molar tooth gets a cavity or broken filling?

Answered by
Dr. Nazima Anjum
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 02, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have attached pictures of a black hole in my right upper molar. It is enlarging in size, painful, and causes migraine daily. So I tried to remove the infected cusp. Please help.

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From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is suggestive of secondary caries or broken filling. Take an X-ray and do a root canal treatment if possible and replace it with a crown. If it is grossly decayed then it is better to extract the tooth. I suggest antibiotics to prevent infection.

1. I suggest capsule Novamox LB (Amoxicillin) 500 mg thrice daily for three days.

2. I suggest tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) 400 mg thrice daily for three days.

3. I suggest tablet Flagyl (Metronidazole) 400 mg thrice daily for three days.


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