Because that tooth is starting to break, the hole of the tooth is getting bigger and bigger each day. I have dentist appointment in 3wks so what should i take to relieve the pain. Thanks for the answer.
First off, have you tried to call your dentist and asked to be seen sooner than 3wks?
Sounds like you have a lot going on and would benefit if the dentist moved your appt up.
Also, broken teeth can be recrowned if the outside structure is still intact.
In addition to trying to move your appointment up I would gentle brush & gargle with mouthwash in hopes of keeping the tooth from becoming abscessed.
In the meantime if you can't move your appointment up, I would make sure you eat a diet loaded with soft foods. For example I would eat foods like Greek yogurt, eggs of any type, protein shakes, etc.
I know this sounds corny and possibly farfetch however with the outrageous costs of dental procedures you don't want to take any chances and have the tooth crack or break any further.
Best case scenario is you lost a filling and hopefully the tooth can be recrowned and reattached to the bridge.
If the tooth becomes painful I would take an over-the-counter NSAID, i.e Aleve, Advil or just plan extra strength Tylenol.
Lastly, if you develop swelling in or around the tooth or get a fever, I would not wait three weeks to see your dentist. I would ask to come in right away. Most likely if you have increased symptoms then the tooth is abscessed and you will need an antibiotic.
Try to move your appt up, it's for the best.
Along with Bestpup's suggestions, you can also get some dental wax at your local drugstore. Pinch off a small amount, roll it between your fingers to make it pliable and use it to plug the hole in your tooth. This is best done after you've gargled with some warm salt water to clean out the tooth. The wax will help block food from getting inside the hole. It will also help the nerve inside your tooth getting exposed to food and/or temperature changes which will cause pain. But I would definitely call the dentist back and get an immediate appointment. You're looking at the potential for a lot of further damage, pain and infection by waiting for three weeks. Best of luck to you!
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