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Dr. Reshma

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

29 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Reshma is a renowned Dentist in Santhosh Hospital, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 29 years of experience as a Dentist. She has done BDS . You can meet Dr. Reshma personally at Speciality Dental Clinic. in Santhosh Hospital, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Reshma on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Goverment Dental College Bangalore - 1989
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How Much Pain Will I Have After a Root Canal and When Should I Seek Help?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Much Pain Will I Have After a Root Canal and When Should I Seek Help?

Highlights

  • Pain from a root canal is usually mild.
  •  In most cases you should be able to manage it with over-the-counter pain medications, like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).

A root canal is a major procedure, so pain after a root canal is normal. A root canal involves deep cleaning inside the canals (the inner chamber of the root) of your tooth, which can in turn irritate surrounding nerves and gums.

The pain shouldn’t last forever. In fact, a root canal is meant to help you avoid pain related to a decaying or fractured tooth. It’s normal to experience mild to moderate pain for a few days after a root canal. Any pain beyond this point may warrant additional cleaning of the canals or other procedures.

Initial recovery period

In the past, root canals were extremely painful. This is one reason why people sometimes avoided such procedures. Dentists now have pain-relieving measures that can be used to reduce the amount of pain you experience during the procedure.

Before the process begins, dentist will apply a local anesthetic that minimizes pain. You might still feel pressure during the cleaning, but you shouldn’t be in pain during the actual procedure.

As the local anesthetic wears off after the root canal, you might experience mild pain and sensitivity. This is related to the cleaning process. During the cleaning process, your dentist makes a small opening in the crown of the tooth and cleans out diseased pulp inside the pulp chamber of the tooth. While uncomfortable, any pain and sensitivity following a root canal should only last a few days.

Since the pain experienced after a root canal is usually mild, you’ll likely only need over-the-counter pain medications for relief. 

You should also avoid chewing hard foods immediately following the root canal, as this can induce more pain.

When to seek help

Root canal pain should decrease over time. If you still experience pain or swelling, you should see your dentist. Most people need one to two sessions for a root canal to be successful. In severe cases, you may need more cleaning sessions. 

Recurring pain could be an indicator of this.Your symptoms should ease up if you’re taking any over-the-counter pain medications. If they don’t, your doctor may recommend prescription-strength ibuprofen or narcotic pain relievers. These are only taken on a temporary basis.

Once your tooth is completely treated, your dentist may put a crown on top of it. These can be made of metal, porcelain, or gold. The idea here is to prevent future damage to an already delicate tooth. Sometimes pain is a temporary side effect as you get used to a newly placed crown.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain beyond a root canal should be addressed with your dentist. Beyond taking medications temporarily, there are other things you can do to manage pain from a root canal. 

Taking care of your teeth is a must, and you should avoid hard and crunchy foods until your pain improves. Quitting smoking can also help.

 

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I have bad habits for chewing tobacco products. For this reason my teeth are seen red. I am trying to not taken tobacco products, but I do not. Can you tell me what should I do. Every day I am washing my teeth 2 times.

Dentist, Visakhapatnam
I have bad habits for chewing tobacco products. For this reason my teeth are seen red. I am trying to not taken tobac...
Hello Bikash Kumar Dash, The organic materials present in the chewable forms of tobacco naturally stains the teeth red.The best option is to quit taobacco.You can use 0.5 mg nicotine gums avaliable in the market.chew it for 5 minutes and keep it in one cheek for few minutes and do the same on other side and discard the gum.
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Cavity-Fighting Liquid Let Kids Avoid Dentists Drills

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cavity-Fighting Liquid Let Kids Avoid Dentists Drills

Silver Diamine Fluoride Kills Bacteria That Cause Decay

  • Nobody looks forward to having a cavity drilled and filled by a dentist. Now there’s
  •  an alternative: An antimicrobial liquid that can be brushed on cavities to stop tooth decay — painlessly.
  • The liquid is called silver diamine fluoride, or SDF. It’s been used for decades in Japan, but it’s been available in the US, under the brand name Advantage Arrest, for just about a year.
  • The US’ Food and Drug Administration cleared SDF for use as a tooth desensitiser for adults 21 and older. But studies show it can halt the progression of cavities and prevent them, and dentists are increasingly using it off label for those purposes.
  • “The upside is you don’t need to drill and you don’t need an injection,” said Dr Margherita Fontana, a professor of cariology at the University of Michigan.
  • Richard Niederman of the New York University College of Dentistry, said, “Being able to paint it on … 30 seconds with no drilling is better, faster.”
  • SDF’s main downside is aesthetic: SDF blackens the brownish decay on a tooth. That may not matter on a back molar or a baby tooth that will fall out, but some patients are likely to be deterred by the prospect of a dark spot on a visible tooth.
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I am 26 years old while sleeping I am getting mouth watering and even though I will do brush twice a day but I am unable to control z suggest me how to get rid from this.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 26 years old while sleeping I am getting mouth watering and even though I will do brush twice a day but I am una...
Hi. It's called hypersalivation. No need to worry. It would come down slowly over a period of two to three years.
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Mujhe dentist ne gum surgery karne ko kaha hai par ham karna nae chhahte hai iske liye koi tablet ya kuch fruit khane se thik hosakta hai ham jab se wisdom teeh nikalwaye he tab se problem ho raha hai 9 month hogaya hai upper teeth me jhanjhanat sensitive rehta hai please advise good fruit or any medicine which is good for my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Mujhe dentist ne gum surgery karne ko kaha hai par ham karna nae chhahte hai iske liye koi tablet ya kuch fruit khane...
ऊपर के दांत में जो झनझनाहट है वो दोसरे दांत की वजह से हो सकती है। इसलिये डॉक्टर के पास जाइये और check up कराइये। gums surgery से condition improve होगी लेकिन सिर्फ मेडिसिन्स और brushing से बस आप further damage को रोक सकते हैं।
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I am 11 and my teeth are moving you gave me the answer that ater teeth has grown in the mouth it moves for 3 years but they are moving from 4 years and I am very very very worried please help me something they are paining.

Diploma in Endodontist, BDS
Dentist, Madurai
I am 11 and my teeth are moving you gave me the answer that ater teeth has grown in the mouth it moves for 3 years bu...
Hi, lybrate-user, it takes about six years, between the ages of six and 12, for children to lose their primary (deciduous) teeth and gain their permanent teeth. Nothing to worry about.
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My kid is 8 year girl. After breaking her teeth naturally. One teeth is not coming since 6-7 month.please guide?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Yamunanagar
My kid is 8 year girl. After breaking her teeth naturally. One teeth is not coming since 6-7 month.please guide?
Don't worry. You can wait for some more time after which you can get an x-ray done from a dentist to see its development. Make sure, she doesn't keep her thumb or finger over it frequently.
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I'm suffering from pain in my tooth. I'm 59 year old. I'm unable to chew anything and feel like swelled gum's. What should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I'm suffering from pain in my tooth. I'm 59 year old. I'm unable to chew anything and feel like swelled gum's. What s...
Hello lybrate-user. Pain in tooth involves many underlying factors. Gum swelling is due to calculus deposits. Go to professional cleaning of your teeth once in every 6 months and visit a dentist soon and get the needful done.
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How long does 0.75 - 1 Inch Ulcer Will Take To Heal? And it's 6 th ulcer since last two months regularly visiting dentist Currently using Metrogyl 400 tab Flemiklox lb Do I need to do something else to get rid of it?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How long does 0.75 - 1 Inch Ulcer Will Take To Heal? And it's 6 th ulcer since last two months regularly visiting den...
It needs to be examined clinically for what type of ulcer is it. Some need immediate intervention and some might even need biopsy contact your nearest dental doctor asap.
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I have a mouth ulcer in my lower lip, about 3 mm in diameter which is yellowish inside and reddish outside. Please tell me a cure as soon as possible.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a mouth ulcer in my lower lip, about 3 mm in diameter which is yellowish inside and reddish outside. Please te...
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need Coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with T. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, C. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. You may consult me in person.
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