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Do asthma inhalers worsen jaw pain after tooth extraction?


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Published At March 4, 2020
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My mom is above 50 years of age and she has been complaining seriously of pains for about 20 years now and it was recently diagnosed to be hypercementosis. She needs a solution. Also, she is an asthmatic and doctors have also said that the inhaler she uses increases the pain. Just for more clarity see the summary below.


Doctors remove an impaired tooth as they said the root of the teeth entered the jaw bone and over time the jawbone was infected due to infections. The jaw bone where the tooth was removed is still paining and it is swollen. Doctors say that the inhaler she uses for asthma aggravates the pain as the jaw bone is sore. She has taken Augmentin, Dalacin C 150 mg, and others over time. Recently (a few months ago), she is diagnosed with hypercementosis.


Looking for treatment (therapy) to solve both asthma and hypercementosis.

Answered by Dr. Ummah Mohammad


Welcome to icliniq.com.

There is no permanent treatment for asthma. It can be subsided only and if the inhaler is causing trouble you can opt for medicines. Tell her physician all the details your dentist gave her and her physician will surely give medicines.

For the treatment of hypercementosis, the exact etiology needs to be diagnosed and removed, whether it is any trauma, any other disease, vitamin A deficiency, or rheumatic fever, or any other cause, which can be confirmed only after tests and observation.

I am unable to open your link (attachment removed to protect patient identity), kindly resend the correct link. Else, I have tried to understand your problem, I hope my suggestions were helpful.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the scan report of hypercementosis.

Answered by Dr. Ummah Mohammad


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have seen the scan report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

As much I am able to make through the scan, there are infection in three or four teeth in the lower jaw as well as attrition can also be seen i.e the occlusal or the uppermost surface of most of the teeth is grinded. Hypercementosis might be the result of this only.

Do you notice her grinding her teeth at night or at other times? If yes, I would suggest you to get her infected teeth treated first of all whether you go for extraction or root canal treatment followed by an antibiotics regimen to subside infection. After that get for her a teeth-guard or night guard from your dentist that will prevent further grinding away.

I hope this helps.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ummah Mohammad
Dr. Ummah Mohammad


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