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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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 »

How to fix decay in the front tooth with gingival bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one month, I am facing a frontal tooth decay with receding gum. Sometimes, I have bleeding gums. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. As an endodontist, I would like to assure you there is no major issue with your gums and teeth. Just minor caries in upper left lateral incisor and bit of inflamed gums due to deposition of tartar and improper brushing techniques. First,...  Read Full »

Severe tooth pain with large cavity is disturbing my sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a severe toothache that prevents me from sleeping and eating, and there is a big hole in my teeth. I am currently using Tylenol.  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for describing your dental pain. It clearly indicates that the tooth is visibly decayed and gone deeper to involve the nerves and blood vessels of that particular tooth. Ideally, there will be sensitivity if the first two layers of the tooth are affected (enamel ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in my lower tooth only while going to sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in my lower tooth whenever I go to sleep. Due to lockdown, I am unable to consult the dentist. Can you please tell me any tablet that I can use in the meantime.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry for the pain you are bearing because of the prevailing situation. As you have already mentioned there is a cavity and when it reaches up to the pulp there develops an irreversible stage which generally is more painful during night time as we sleep. I think your t...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain after filling cavity?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a deep cavity filled about five weeks ago. I had extreme sensitivity to cold since it was filled. I had no other pain associated with the tooth. Biting down was completely fine. Two nights ago, I started to get extreme pain on the right side of my face and jaw (the same side the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your complaint, it looks like a condition called as acute irreversible pulpitis, where caries reaches the pulp or nerve endings of the tooth. This is very common in cases of deep cavities. So, there is no need to worry. It can be treated through a r...  Read Full »

How can black and sensitive tooth be cured naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, The tooth has become black and feeling sensitivity while chewing and when having some cold and sweet feeling like it is due to the cavity. Can I reduce it naturally?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question and I can understand your concern. As per your history, it looks that you are having reversible pulpitis, that means there is a cavity in progression. If you will get it filled, sensitivity will go and there will be no further decay. If...  Read Full »

Why am I getting holes along with severe pain in teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have too much pain in teeth and also getting tiny small type holes in teeth. I am a male, 18 years old.  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Holes in teeth indicate cavities. If you are having severe pain in teeth this may indicate you are suffering from pulpitis and you need root canal treatment from your dentist. Meanwhile, start with the following medicines. Take Augmentin 625 mg two times a day, Gramex 4...  Read Full »

I have a painless pulp exposed tooth. Will it get infected in future?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tooth that is gone all the way down. So I think the pulp is exposed but I have no pain whatsoever. Is it only a matter of time before it gets infected or not? If I have no pain, it is dead right?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history, the pulp is exposed and decayed by now. It means sensations are lost and that is why you are not feeling pain in it. But it does not mean your tooth cannot get an infection now. It can get infected because of the food stuck in it can cause infec...  Read Full »

My tooth cavity is filled with an inflamed gum tissue. What procedure should I undergo?

Query: Hello doctor,My tooth has a hole in it, the gums are now inflated and it blocks the hole now. What procedure would the dentist do in my tooth? Also, the placement of the tooth is in the upper middle part.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. According to your description, it is a pulp polyp. It is a pulp hyperplastic condition after acute pulpitis. You do not need to worry because it is not a dangerous condition. There are two possible treatment...  Read Full »

What is the reason for tooth pain after a filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth filling done. My dentist injected anesthesia three times to get complete numbness. The numbness from the anesthesia has subsided. But I have pain inside my tooth. I suspect that the pain in my tooth is due to the drilling done in my tooth. I have a strange pain shooting fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, it is painful sometimes. But it is only related to the stimulus, that means the pain at the time of chewing or due to hot or cold fluids. If the pain is continuous and interferes with your sleep cycle, you may need to revisit the dent...  Read Full »

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