First born complained of tooth ache.. err no.. he was not just complaining, he’s wailing! He asked for tooth extraction.. he said he can’t bear the pain anymore..poor kid 🙁
Before we went to the dentist, I asked a few friends kung safe ba magpabunot ng ngipin kahit masakit or kung may maga?
Most of the answered no and the dentist said the same thing. Why? according to the dentist, the anesthesia won’t work if the patient is experiencing pain.. eh kung mataas ang pain tolerance? Hindi pa rin safe.. why?
The dentist explained that when an abscessed tooth is pulled out, the pus in the infection can go inside the root and can lead to a more serious infection. The dentist advised that my son take antibiotics for the infection and pain killer for the pain.
She prescribed Amoxicillin and Dolfenal for pain. She said to continue taking Dolfenal for 2 days even if there is no more pain since the med is also anti inflammatory.
Dolfenal contains mefenamic acid and is used for: (from Unilab website)
- For the symptomatic relief of mild to moderately severe pain including headache, dental pain, post-operative and postpartum pain, primary dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, and pain associated with cancer;
- For the symptomatic relief of musculoskeletal and joint disorders including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis;
- For the treatment of soft tissue rheumatism, sprain/swelling of tendons (tendonitis) and low back pain
Still, he can’t have tooth extraction when the pain and the infection subsides.. according to the dentist, he needs to wait until he’s 12 before an extraction can be done. And to prevent tooth ache from happening again, the dentist advised the use of Mouthwash often and of course proper care of teeth such as brushing after eating.