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Are colds and dental treatment compatible?
Are colds and dental treatment compatible?

Colds are always a nuisance. Malaise, runny nose, cough or sore throat with a cold are not the best companions in the life of any of us. There are a lot of reasons for colds, even a dental disease can provoke an infectious disease and fever.

And now, when a person is overtaken by a cold and dental disease at the same time, one has to choose. Why do doctors not recommend visiting the dental office during acute respiratory infections?

All against

Every non-smoker does not want to be around someone who is abusing this habit. So a healthy person will not want to be near a sick person. This is the minimum unpleasant and the maximum - you can get infected.

The dentist is the same person, like all of us, he also does not want to get an infection from the patient into the body and sleep for a week. Therefore, based on the moral aspect and the safety of the health of others, the trip to the dental clinic with a cold will have to be postponed.

The next "cons" will be a good reason.

During infection with an acute respiratory disease, the body tries in every possible way to get rid of the infection and directs all its forces to this. Therapeutic procedures of the oral cavity are not complete without damage to tissues, oral mucosa or enamel, and all this requires regeneration, which is already "busy" with the work on eliminating the painful infection.

Due to the lack of so-called resources, inflammation in the mouth can occur. It is also highly discouraged to remove teeth, because an open wound is not only an open gate for any microbes with a weakened body, but also an open focus of an existing infection.

If teeth (at least one, at least a few) need to be removed or treated, then most likely you will need anesthesia. This means that it is possible to interact with cold medications. And in general, with weakened immunity and the body as a whole, normal pain relief may not be achieved.

And finally, your health will become “against” going to the dentist for colds. For most of us, dental treatment or even thinking about it throws into a fever, what can we be honest about. Now imagine how you will sit in the doctor's chair for at least half an hour with a constantly flowing or stuffy nose. Unpleasant, right? Wherever it is unpleasant - uncomfortable! Neither you nor your dentist, because, however, he cannot force you to just sit and not breathe during the entire procedure. And if you also have a temperature, albeit not high, but still it will not bring comfort.

Your therapist will likely not appreciate your intention to disregard his advice to stay in bed and will explicitly forbid you from doing so.

All for

Due to the above reasons "against", there will not be many positive reasons. Most often, going to the dentist provides severe pain, moreover, covered with painkillers for several days. After reading the previous sentence, many recognize themselves. After all, the procedure for treating a tooth, well, in general, is far from pleasant.

But just the most extreme stage is severe pain, and it stimulates anyone to treat dental problems with a specialist, even with an ordinary runny nose, even with a severe cold. In such force majeure circumstances, it is possible to treat teeth in case of illness. And where to go? Then anyone will understand that with a toothache you will not live long in a normal state.

Emergency care for a patient with a cold is necessary when the teeth are so damaged or inflamed the gums that a pus bag is maturing. It must be drained immediately or removed completely by surgery, then disinfected. Only a doctor can ensure a complete disinfection of the mouth and prevent the spread of pus and infection in the mouth.

Also, to the list of "pros" can be added that aspect of medicine, which is developing in our time excellently. This is private medicine. Here you will not only be served at any time, but also provide a better service, which will make your dental treatment more pleasant. This is due to the fact that state clinics are not properly sponsored by the budget, which means that they cannot always provide the required quantity and quality of services, no matter how good a specialist is in his place. So, in the twenty-first century, private clinics, including dental ones, are widespread.

Such an office is equipped with the latest equipment, which allows not only better and more thorough processing and treatment of teeth, but also prevent infection or complication of diseases. Constant disinfection of all instruments with specialized antiseptics, as well as special preparations and sprays to remove numerous microbes from the oral cavity, give a significant preponderance in favor of private practice.

How to relieve pain

Toothache can be caused not only by caries, but also by the treatment of the common cold itself. Yes, yes, no matter how strange it sounds. The inflammatory process of the upper respiratory tract can develop inflammation of the upper jaw, from where the pain appears.

With a cold, we often drink or eat lemon, and its acidic content adversely affects the enamel, which often leads to inflammation. During illness, our mouths often become very dry due to evaporation (fever) or violent coughing, and sugar remains and destroys teeth.

In cases of severe influenza, a person often has an upset stomach up to vomiting. And together with the vomit, a lot of acid comes out of the stomach, which remains partially on the teeth and provokes their destruction.

It is clear that all this will not crush healthy teeth. But if there is somewhere a "hook", then these circumstances can very much develop all caries and merciless pain. Therefore, drink water more often, rinse your mouth so that there are no chances for destroyers, and calmly walk the path of recovery.

To endure a cold period without going to the doctor, your teeth need to be numbed.

There are several ways here:

  • Make a baking soda solution for your mouthwash. To do this, loose a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and rinse your mouth thoroughly. This procedure must be repeated every 20 minutes until the pain is noticeably relieved. The solution will help relieve inflammation from the tissues around the teeth.
  • To "calm down" your teeth, you can use dental drops. They are sold in every pharmacy and are not expensive. For the effect, it is necessary to moisten a cotton swab in a couple of drops and apply to a sore spot. The composition of the drops carries camphor and valerian for a soothing effect.
  • You can use mints and tablets that dissolve under the tongue.
  • Sage infusion helps from toothache; it must be kept warm in the labor near the affected area.

If such methods are powerless, you will have to resort to pain relievers, but only with consultation with a therapist. Pharmacological interactions are a scary thing. And, if you take it recklessly, you can get severe poisoning. Be carefull.

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