Pulpitis

Inflammation of the innermost layer of the tooth (pulp), which contains the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues, is called pulpitis. The symptoms of pulpitis are swelling, tooth pain, sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet food, swollen lymph nodes, bad breath, and slight fever.

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Why do I have persistent pain on the left side of the face?

Query: Hi doctor,I think my sinus infection causes pain in my teeth. The pain is relieved only when I hold an ice cube in the mouth. I have severe pain in the entire left side of the face without the ice. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As per your history of pain, it is relieved only when you keep cold water or ice in your mouth. It is a typical feature of end-stage reversible pulpitis (inflammation of the pulp). The cold water causes vasoconstriction and reduces blood fl...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation and pain around my eye and face after RCT. Will the pain persist?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past 2 to 3 weeks, I have had a burning sensation around my eyes and face. I have been diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis or pulp necrosis on my left side, first upper molar. I had a root canal done for the same before 72 hours, but still, my facial pain persists. I have bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The medication prescribed is not a potent analgesic that is Panadol (Acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen. That is why the pain persists. Secondly, Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is given for trigeminal neuralgia and not for irreversible pulpitis...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my broken lower molar. How to treat it other than extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe pain in one of my lower molar for a week, which is broken and is falling off in pieces. I do not want to get it removed due to fear of pain. What else can be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for your complaint. Well, you have not stated for how long you have been experiencing the pain. Also, try to elaborate the nature of the tooth pain, for example, is it on and off type, persistent, etc. Probable cause: Decay. Tooth fracture. Probable diagnosi...  Read Full »

How to treat a cracked tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, While trying to disassemble a monitor, I accidentally hit myself in the face with the base of the monitor. Later, I noticed that my lateral incisor had a crack and the very top of the tooth had chipped off. Based on the research it seems like it is just a craze line. About half of th...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and with your history, it seems that it is an impact trauma with incisal fracture. To confirm that the fracture has not extended to the root of the tooth we must do an x-ray (IOPA - intraoral periapi...  Read Full »

What causes sharp pain in the tooth after a dental filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two deep fillings a few days ago. Two days later, I started having minor toothache and sensitivity. Nowadays, I am getting occasional sharp pain and it lasts just for a second. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the cavity was very deep, the pulp of those teeth might be infected. If the pain increases or some swelling arises, then show to the dentist as soon as possible. Such teeth might need root canal treatment. If the sensitivity and pain is very mild, then it may be du...  Read Full »

Is the reddish spot on my molar tooth a cavity?

Query: Hi doctor, I was wondering if my back teeth have a cavity. When I was examining my molars, I came across a strange reddish color on top. I did some research on the internet and read that a cavity will be either brown or black in color. I am very confused. I do not want it to spread and I am asking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right. Cavities usually look brown or black in color. But, it may still be a cavity that is stained. It could also be something called as chronic hyperplastic pulpitis, which looks like a red swelling in the middle of the tooth. It is a slow chronic irritation of ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my lower tooth only on pressing or after chewing?

Query: Hello doctor, After taking a meal, when I press my tooth with an upper tooth, I feel the pain. Normally, it does not cause pain but after eating it occurs. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload an image of the painful tooth. Once I see, I will let you know the cause and walk you through the management needed to resolve it. Let me know whether any hard food or accidental bite upon a rice stone that might lead to a facture through and through, ...  Read Full »

What causes constant pulsatile tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have constant pain in my front tooth (11). I have not had any trauma to it as of I aware and I take good care of my teeth. I do not have gum disease. There may be a tiny bit of gum recession due to over brushing. The ache is constant. I do not get any pain from cold or hot food or drink...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tooth pain you are experiencing is indicative of pulpitis that is there is inflammation of the living part of your tooth. It may or may not be irreversible. It would be clearer if you could answer a few more questions. When did the pain start? How long has it been? Ho...  Read Full »

I get recurrent pain in my left upper jaw due to tooth cavity though I take a painkiller. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a cavity in a tooth on the left upper jaw. Last night, I felt pain in the affected tooth after having dinner and I used a toothpick for clearing up any clogged food particle, but the pain kept increasing. I used clove oil but it did not provide any relief. The incr...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be irreversible pulpitis. Have you taken only Ibuprofen or some other medicines also? Do you have any allergy to Amoxicillin and Diclofenac? Please confirm so that I can prescribe a...  Read Full »

What could cause undetectable throbbing pain in tooth or gums with sleep disturbance?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I am suffering from a tooth or gum infection. My left upper jaw started to hurt last month. It felt like it was one of the teeth at the end of the left upper jaw. I checked for cavities but nothing was visible. The pain stopped after a few days but I have been suffering from...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushik Arya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the information you have provided, it looks like you might be suffering from a dental infection due to severe dental decay causing inflammation of the dental pulp. Since the decay is not visible directly, it might be between two teeth or perhaps your upper...  Read Full »

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