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

Answered by
Dr. Rakshana Devi M
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 21, 2021 and last reviewed on: Aug 23, 2022

Hello doctor,

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

What should I do?



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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.

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