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Why do I have on and off sharp pain in the gap between my teeth?

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Published At November 22, 2021
Reviewed AtNovember 11, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a gap in between my teeth with on and off sharp pain. Is this normal?

What should I do?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I saw the query and the picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I will help you solve the issue. You have dental caries in your teeth. I advise you to take an x-ray to start the treatment accordingly.

It may require root canal treatment as the dental caries are advanced and you have pain. I advise you to replace the adjacent teeth while crown placement after root canal treatment of that dental caries. For temporary relief, do salt water rinse, avoid chewing on that side, do soft brushing, gargle after meals, use mouthwashes and cold packs extraoral.


The Probable causes

Dental caries.

Investigations to be done


Probable diagnosis

Dental caries.

Treatment plan

Root canal treatment and fixed partial denture.

Regarding follow up

Revert with the X-ray.

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

Dr. Rakshana Devi M
Dr. Rakshana Devi M


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