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How to treat irritated tooth nerve?

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Posted by: toothnumber23  (2 years ago)
Hi,

I accidentally hit my front tooth with an electric hair brush styler and I felt nerve pain. The next day, I began to feel constant discomfort. The tooth is quite sensitive to hot and cold and extremely sensitive to pressure. The dentist did a cold test and the tooth responded to it. The x-ray result does not show anything wrong. My gums looked fine as well. He said, my front teeth could have been traumatized and the nerve has become irritated. He said we'll give it a week and see if the nerve will calm down. If I would still be in pain after a week, he will perform a root canal. I am very much hesitant with the root canal because I've had two failed root canals and an apicoectomy before but I still lost the tooth. Is there anything I can do to help the nerve settle down? I would be most grateful for any advice you can give me.
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Posted by: Tom_aaron  (2 years ago)
Hello!

Your tooth nerve is not dead as it has responded to the cold test. Give it some time, your tooth will be fine in a couple of days. Take anti-inflammatory medicines like motrin or advil, they can help with the inflammation in the tooth.
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Hi,

I accidentally hit my front tooth with an electric hair brush styler and I felt nerve pain. The next day, I began to feel constant discomfort. The tooth is quite sensitive to hot and cold and extremely sensitive to pressure. The dentist did a cold test and the tooth responded to it. The x-ray result does not show anything wrong. My gums looked fine as well. He said, my front teeth could have been traumatized and the nerve has become irritated. He said we'll give it a week and see if the nerve will calm down. If I would still be in pain after a week, he will perform a root canal. I am very much hesitant with the root canal because I've had two failed root canals and an apicoectomy before but I still lost the tooth. Is there anything I can do to help the nerve settle down? I would be most grateful for any advice you can give me.


The nerve will either heal, or it will die and abscess. In the later case, symptoms may subside before the abscess occurs, leading you to believe everything will be all right. Only time will tell which course of events will take place.

Dr. Kim Henry
Posted 2 years ago
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