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What could cause pain in a badly decayed tooth?


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Published At March 7, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I visited a dentist because of the pain in my tooth. She started doing the procedure but am not sure if she was doing that correctly. She anesthetized me thrice but I could still feel the pain. I am not satisfied with her treatment. Please suggest what to do.

Please help.

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query and understood your concern.

The medication the dentist puts inside the tooth is used for necrotizing any remaining nerves inside the roots and also sanitizing them. It is called Formocresol. In such an infected cavity that causes pain, nerves are definitely involved and either the tooth has to be fully extracted, or root canal treatment has to be done. The first step of root canal treatment is to remove as much pulp as possible from the canal and place the medicament inside. In the next appointment, the canals will be cleaned and reshaped. Then, lastly, the canals will be filled, and permanent restoration will be done.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

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

Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dr. Naveen Thomas


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