Uh, I'm on medication... for my teeth. Remember when I said that my teeth hurt? Turns out, it's not just because of the teeth whitening.. Anyway, I'm on my 38th pair of aligners and during my last follow-up, my orthodontist realised that my two front teeth are a bit discoloured. He asked if I have experienced any tooth injuries lately, but I haven't. He then advised me not to wear my aligners anymore and go on painkillers for 2 days. o.o
Truth be told, I've been numb to the pain for quite some time now that I hardly even notice the swelling on my upper gums now. It wasn't until my recent check-up that the orthodontist and his intern pointed out that my teeth look discoloured. I really don't know why my teeth are hurt though, but like I said previously, they are a little sensitive and sometimes I even feel pain when I drink something too hot or too cold. My mum thinks it might be because I eat too much crab.. LOL. But I think it might be because I've been told to cut down wearing my aligners to one week only (usually it's 2 weeks) so my teeth might not be able to fit properly into them. Dr Matthew prescribed me with these 2 medicines which I'm supposed to take 3 times a day. There are only 6 pills each, so I only had my medicines for 2 days - but the pain is gone already!
The first one is this little white pills known as Dexamethasone that are used to reduce swelling (pardon the spelling error on the packet XD). Previously, my gums were a little inflamed and you can feel the top part protrude a little but after eating the pills, the swelling has gone.
Nope, these aren't the pink Panadols for that time of the month.. They're painkillers for my teeth (Ibuprofen). Thankfully, these work quite well and my teeth no longer feel so sensitive already.
Note: Never take medication without prescription from a doctor or dentist.
I've been told to stop wearing my aligners and am currently wearing retainers already.. I'll reveal the reason why in the next post. Stay tuned!
Disclaimer: [Sponsored] I have received complimentary Invisalign treatment from Align Technology, Inc & Q&M Dental Surgery JB (Molek) after winning a contest organised by Invisalign & Nuffnang. In exchange for that, I have agreed to promote and write about my Invisalign story. The review is written based on my honest views and personal experiences on the treatment.
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