Q. What is the treatment for tooth ache?

Answered by
Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 11, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have been having tooth pain from my back molar. It has a cap on it. But I feel it from my molar to my neck when I breathe in deep breaths. This often happens when I am constipated and have trapped gas. Is it my tooth problem or any other problem related to the trapped gas? Please help me clear up this confusion.



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I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.

I see that you may be suffering from constipation and digestive issues. The individuals are often more prone to dental infections in gastric patients. The tooth you suggest has a cap on it, and it pains again because the oral pH might become acidic, leading to dental issues often. It is a clear sign of re-infection of the tooth. So do not worry. From my viewpoint, the symptoms you feel are not because of trapped gas but because the molar might be reinfected. I suggest you take antibiotics and painkillers for three to five days, so the root canal-treated molar does not relapse into pain or infection. I suggest you mouthwash twice a day daily, preferably with chlorhexidine gluconate regularly. If you need a prescription for antibiotic prophylaxis like Amox (Amoxicillin) 500 mg and pain killer, I can write it in detail here and give you. Despite that, if the tooth pain does not reduce, you need to get the tooth checked in the clinic by an endodontist to see the possibility of performing a re-root canal for the tooth.

Amox 500 and painkiller will be prescribed for three to five days to control infection of the RCT (root canal treatment) treated molar twice daily after food. You have to take an antacid before food if you have acidity issues. If you need the prescription, you can ask me here.

I hope this answer helped.

You can ask me if you have any doubts or need a prescription.


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