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I have sensitivity in my teeth that becomes worse while gargling. Please advice.


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Answered by

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At February 18, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 13, 2022

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I need advice on the query mentioned below.

I had wisdom tooth issues for many years, and I removed them two years ago. The wisdom tooth issue was there for the lower two teeth, but my dentist advised that even their upper pairing teeth should be removed. So all four teeth were removed at the same time two years ago. After t that procedure, I got recovered completely. But the actual issue I was facing before my wisdom teeth removal was that I could not bite or chew food on my right molar. And also, I get sensitivity on the same right molar while having ice cream or warm food. That issue did not resolve even after my wisdom teeth removal. Then, the sensitivity increased for the past two weeks, and I visited my dental surgeon, who had performed my wisdom teeth removal procedure. An x-ray was taken of that last right molar, showing tooth decay. I do not have that X-ray. But I have my jaw x-ray, which I had taken post my procedure two years ago. Last week the dental surgeon performed a root canal treatment for the right tooth, which had developed decay. Two sittings were done on the same because my decay was on the backside of the tooth.

My next appointment is in the coming week. I have sensitivity in the last decayed teeth, which have now spread to the next tooth. And also, when I gargle post-eating, I have the same sensitivity. Almost the entire half of my jaw on the right side has sensitivity. I have pain and sensitivity, which can be felt in my right ear. After five minutes, this sensitivity and pain goes away and occur only when I gargle with warm water again. I have not had antibiotics Augmentin 600 mg since my root canal procedure. I am also attaching my X-ray post my wisdom teeth removal procedure. There is no swelling on the site where the root canal was done. Please advise on my current issue. Is there something serious other than a root canal or sensitivity issue?

Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Bharat Joshi


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query, and I can understand your concern.

As per your X-ray (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the tooth is completely decayed.

But as per your query, it has been removed so it is not involved.

I suggest desensitizing agents below and you can use it twice a day for 10 days.

1) Senquel AD. or

2) Thermoseal RA or

3) Sensoform rapid relief and repair.

can be used twice a day topically and it can also be used as a toothpaste.

Please update if any other issue is there.


Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

I am attaching the picture taken before the wisdom teeth removal. That will give you some clarity. After the removal of my wisdom teeth, the next tooth has started giving sensitivity issues. And for that tooth, a root canal treatment was performed last week. The sensitivity tooth was not removed.

Could you please send a prescription so that I can get these medications?

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Bharat Joshi


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern more clearly now. You have caries in your molar and central incisor of your third and fourth quadrant, secondly, the angulation of all the teeth has changed. The comprehensive treatment comprises of RCT ( root canal treatment) , and later ortho treatment would be required. Right now, I have prescribed paste for some relief in times of severe sensitivity.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bharat Joshi
Dr. Bharat Joshi


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