Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can be due to various causes like tooth decay, abscesses, fractured teeth, altered bites due to malaligned teeth, bruxism, abrupt biting of hard food items, gum disease, and impacted teeth. Malaligned teeth put pressure on a particular set of teeth during chewing, causing pain only in those teeth. Whatever is the condition causing the tooth pain, correcting it can only relieve the tooth pain permanently.

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I had persistent pain for two months after gutta-percha filling because it was overfilled above the apex. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had an accident, and tooth 21 got broken. The root canal was done with gutta-percha filling in this year. I had persistent pain for two months after gutta-percha filling because it was overfilled above the apex. Gutta-percha was removed, but an X-ray after one month showed that a small p...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. With this much gutta-percha, we can allow it to be left there if it is not causing you pain even after two to three weeks and also if it does not initiate any apical granuloma or cyst formation. T...  Read Full »

I have a hairline in crack in my front crown with severe pain in that tooth while taking warm drinks and food. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I underwent root canal treatment a few years back. Now, I have a hairline crack in my front crown. I have severe pain while taking warm drinks and warm food. It started a week ago, and it is gradually becoming worse. An x-ray was taken, but it did not show any abnormalities. How to cure th...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Jakhmola

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The hairline crack can be due to a vertical fracture of the tooth. You are having pain because the fracture may involve the adjacent bone. Vertical fractures are difficult to rule out in an x-ray. I hope this helps you.   Read Full »

I have been suffering from a toothache, which aggravates at night. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from tooth pain which comes and goes. I have been taking Ibuprofen, but it did not help. I have also tried icing. The pain aggravates at night. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The pain seems to be because of irreversible pulpitis, but you have not mentioned any associated signs like a cavity or unerupted tooth. Is there any cavity or black or brown lesion on that side of the jaw? Do you...  Read Full »

I have had pain in my left molar area for five days which is not relieving with medications. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My weight is 115 lbs, and I have several decaying teeth after seven years of using Vyvanse (medicine for hyperactivity disorder) and two pregnancies. I have always been an avid brusher and flosser, but I neglected to get my impacted wisdom teeth removed about five years ago. The molar nex...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your chief complaint and history suggest that you have irreversible pulpitis due to a decayed molar. You have already taken several medications for pain, but there is no effective cure. Before suggesting a proper treatment strategy, can you send an attachment photograph...  Read Full »

I have pain in my teeth, bleeding gums during brushing, and sometimes a bad taste in my mouth. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 46-year-old male. My height is five feet six inches and my weight is 80 Kg. For the past two days, I am finding pain in my teeth and blood comes out when I brush my teeth as well. Sometimes, I feel a bad taste in my mouth as well.Would you please guide me on the medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have an abscess in either the periapical or periodontal region. Please send a picture of the area causing pain and bleeding for more details. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week. Either go see a dentist immediately or send some pictures. Yo...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing on-and-off dental pain, which is getting worse now. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing on-and-off dental pain for a while now, and it is seriously getting worse each day. It is affecting my front left tooth and bridge and affecting me mentally. I have been to numerous dentists, and they have all said it is fine with X- rays to prove it. What could b...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Sheheryar Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your query, and it seems like your gums are inflamed may be because of improper brushing around your bridge. You can use a soft toothbrush and use dental floss twice daily. Thank you.  Read Full »

I removed and replaced my permanent retainers. Is it the reason for my toothache?

Query: Hi doctor, I had braces years ago. I decided to remove my permanent retainers, but I changed my mind and put them back after a week. Thus one tooth has shifted, and it hurts now. Does it hurt because the permanent retainer is pushing it back into place? Kindly reply.   Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Permanent retainers are fixed on the back side of your teeth (facing the palate and tongue side of upper and lower teeth, respectively) with composite and are not supposed to be removed. How did you remove it yourself and then put it back on? Is it the permanent retain...  Read Full »

I had tooth pain two days back and got my tooth removed, but the numbness is still there. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had tooth pain two days back and felt numbness around the chin region. So I visited a dentist and got my tooth removed, but the numbness is still there. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is a common postoperative complication wherein the extraction socket may turn numb temporarily due to an incorrect anesthetic technique or superficial nerve endings being impacted. So do not worry. I will prescribe...  Read Full »

I have pain and a white patch near my tooth. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a white patch and pain near my tooth. The pain is not recurring. Sometimes, a little throat pain occurs on the left side, but nothing alarming. I wanted to mention that I was exposed to cold weather and used to smoke on and off. I am not smoking for the last few days. The white p...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubham Shekhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your upper left wisdom tooth looks to be impacted, and it is also buccally erupted, causing a cheek bite, as you can see white marks. So you need to get an OPG (orthopantomography) X-ray done to clarify if your wisdo...  Read Full »

I have decayed, painful lower back teeth, and my jaw is swollen. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have decayed painful lower back teeth. A part of my lower jaw is swollen and painful. What should I do? I am scared to visit the dentist. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your history, it seems your tooth is infected, and the swelling is because of the infection, probably because of the abscess. For the time being, to get rid of the swelling, you need to start with some warm salin...  Read Full »

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