The arsenic in the tooth: how long can you keep an adult and a child?
Dentists often practice the implanting of the arsenic in the tooth. But, how long can you keep an adult and a child such a substance, and what it can mean for human health, often the interests of patients. After all, medicine is considered a poison.
Most dental problems accompanied by pain. Today we have a lot of anesthetics. And yet sometimes you have to use an old and toxic drugs. These include arsenic.
Why put arsenic in the tooth?
With all the development of medicine, not always possible to use a safe anesthetic. But because there are cases when arsenic cannot be replaced. And even use it in minimal doses which are not dangerous to human health, yet it is a toxic drug of strong action, and therefore it should be taken with all responsibility and to treat with it very carefully. Besides the fact that the dentist knows the characteristics of the drug and its effects, it is desirable for the patient to be informed in this regard.
Pasta with arsenic in the treatment of tooth is used in the following cases:
- For the destruction and leaf tissue becoming necrotic, simply killing the pulp of the tooth or tooth root.
- For extra analgesic effect when there is no time to conduct long-term treatment.
- With the aim to disinfect necrotic pulp (started form the fibrous pulpitis) and to destroy all pathogenic microflora of the affected tooth.
And for the same purpose created by and many other drugs in dentistry, but it is not always possible to apply. It happens so that:
- In humans, an allergic reaction to some component in the composition of such funds.
- For any reason it becomes impossible to make a shot in the gums. But with the help of injections and introduces most of the anesthetics in dentistry. For example, children often are afraid of injections.
- Need emergency help and other medications for any reason is unavailable or will operate much longer.
- Sometimes the patient’s condition becomes an obstacle for such anesthesia. Because some of them cannot be applied at elevated pressure, heart problems, etc.
How long can I keep the arsenic in the tooth?
Only a doctor determines how many days or hours it provides the arsenic. To self-renew or reduce its effect is not recommended. The amount of time spent on the drug need to calculate, given the state of the tooth, number of roots, their formation, patient’s age and specific problems.
It is believed that killing of one channel is 24 hours for an adult. If the tooth is multi-channel, the time shall be extended but not longer than 48 hours. The dentist will calculate the duration of medication and prescribe the exact time of the next visit, when it is necessary to remove arsenic. It is not necessary to postpone this visit for another time and walk with the cure in the tooth doctor longer than a certain period.
In the case of the treatment of the child and the installation of arsenic in a child’s tooth, the time is reduced. In pediatric dentistry is considered to be sufficient to keep such a cure 16 – 18 hours, but not longer than 24!
How to pull out?
Should not interfere in the work of the dentist and yourself to carry out the removal of temporary fillings and pasta dishes with arsenic. And yet, there are cases when such actions have to do on their own at home.
This usually happens when the tooth is badly sick, and dentistry is not already open, for example, at night. Also temporary filling may simply fall out. In this case, you should immediately rinse the root canal to get rid of the arsenic completely. Because it is impossible to eat and swallow. To do this you have to do the following:
- Thoroughly clean the teeth.
- Disinfect any needle (sewing or with a medical syringe).
- If the seal itself didn’t fall, then gently scratched it with a needle and pull out. It is made of soft material that crumbles easily, and therefore this problem will not arise. The only precaution is don’t read needle in the cavity of the tooth.
- Identifying where the arsenic, you should thoroughly clean the tooth or the mouth from him. It is usually painted in blue color to easily be able to determine its presence. Sometimes this paste is just gray, but in your mouth it will also be visible.
- Rinse your mouth and clean the tooth decoction of chamomile, soda solution or hydrogen peroxide. Such cleaning should be carried out to until you completely get rid of drugs. This can be quite complicated.
- When all traces of arsenic are completely washed away, you need to close the cavity with a cotton swab and as quickly as possible to go to the doctor.
If he brings any harm?
In addition to its necrotic, anaesthetic and disinfecting effects, arsenic has a number of shortcomings, which make it and are used less often than any other medicines. In the treatment of arsenic, and especially, when it accidentally swallowed, you may experience complications such as:
- General poisoning of the organism.
- Allergic reactions to components of the toothpaste.
- Inflammation and darkening of the dentin.
- The occurrence of drug-induced periodontitis.
- Edema of the pulp.
- Necrosis of the periosteum.
All this would most likely occur only if your doctor misread the dosage of the medication or the patient for too long went with the arsenic in the tooth. When the tool is in the tooth cavity longer than necessary, it affects not only the diseased, but also spreads its destructive effect on other tissues.
Not too much to worry about swallowing arsenic. First, his dose is very small and can not cause great harm. Secondly, you enough in this case to drink a glass of milk to neutralize the poison.
In some cases, a toothache of arsenic is not reduced as expected by the doctor and the patient, but enhanced. This happens in rare cases:
- When a temporary seal is too tight and puts pressure on the tooth.
- In the case of an allergic reaction to arsenic.
- If the cavity was not fully cleaned and arsenic set to a closed pulp.
- Incorrect calculation of dosage of the drug.
- Too prolonged use of the medication, when it begins to break down the dentin or supraspinous tissue.
Video: specialist Smsin about the arsenic in the tooth.
Is it possible during pregnancy and in HS?
The most important contraindications to the installation of arsenic are pregnancy, breast feeding and raw nerve canals in children, because the tool is quite toxic. And, despite the fact that it is used in minimal doses, for pregnant woman, fetus and young child the impact can cause serious injury:
- Any toxins negatively affect the development and condition of the fetus.
- Children are extremely difficult to calculate the appropriate dosage of medication.
- Because of the loss of temporary seal, increasing the probability of accidental ingestion of the drug, which may lead to serious poisoning.
- Arsenic destroys the dentin and bone, and children and pregnant women have increased sensitivity to any drugs.
Therefore, in the case of pregnancy or breastfeeding you should inform the doctor about their situation, so that he could adequately find the right medication for your condition.