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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Can I take the tablets Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen for severe pain and swelling in my lower front teeth and gums?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in my lower front teeth. I do not know what has happened, but there is a swelling on the gums. I have Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen tablets with me. Can I take them to control my pain? I have an appointment with my dentist tomorrow. I cannot wait for a day with this deadly pain....  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The teeth ache and swelling in the gums can be due to an infection in the apical region or gums. I suggest you take antibiotics and pain killers for three days (consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent). If you have already...  Read Full »

I chipped my front tooth, which is causing annoying sharp pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I chipped my front tooth today morning, and it gives an annoying pain. If I touch it, it gives a sharp pain.   Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The front teeth are causing pain due to trauma or fracture. Initially, you did not have pain, but now you have pain, indicating a pulpal infection. I advise you to take an X-ray of that teeth and verify the condition of the teeth and their pulpal involvement. Sometimes...  Read Full »

I have severe tooth sensitivity. Please suggest how long and how to use anti-sensitivity toothpaste.

Query: Hi doctor, The sensitivity of my tooth has been disturbing me a lot for a month. I can not even open my mouth to laugh. When the normal breeze touches my teeth, I get a jabbing, shock-like pain. I have already bought a sensitivity toothpaste. How should I use it? Should I rub it over my teeth and si...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you should run the toothpaste over the most sensitive areas, wait for 5 to 10 minutes and then use the toothpaste to brush normally all the teeth. It is better to see a dentist and check if these oversensitive teeth need restoration. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have had tooth pain swallowing difficulty, and bad breath for the past three days. How to get rid of it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female of 18-year-old, height 150 cm, and weight 170 kg. I have been having tooth pain for the past three days. It hurts while swallowing and have bad breath. I am currently taking Acetaminophen, Codeine, and Amoxil.   Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your medications are on point, but which tooth is paining exactly. From which segment, upper or lower tooth, are you having pain? Please let me know. You can start first with lukewarm salt water rinsing several times a day for up to 10 days. I suggest using a 1) Chlor...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain, bad taste, and smell in my mouth six days after extraction of my upper back tooth?

Query: Hi,My upper tooth was extracted, the one next to my wisdom tooth. Today is the sixth day, and I still get pain and sensitivity. It has gotten better, but it is still there. I have a bad taste and smell in my mouth. At the same time, after the extraction, my sinus got bad, and I had a fever for a cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have post-extraction symptoms. The total time for healing after a tooth extraction is usually five to seven days. Some people may have more prolonged symptoms but not clinically visible signs of post-extraction illness...  Read Full »

Why do I have frequent pain and foul odor in my mouth after extraction of my lower wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my lower wisdom tooth removed three months ago. A piece of a root was retained accidentaly. I am having frequent pain and a foul odor in my mouth. However, there is no swelling. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have to get the root piece extracted as early as possible. I suggest the below treatment plan: Tablet Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid) thrice a day for a week. Tablet Acenext P (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) thrice ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing dental issues for a long time and want to remove all my teeth. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and since the age of ten, I have had mouth issues. I have been to a dentist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and both said that my teeth are fine, but I have had issues with my mouth and teeth all my life. They hurt, and I want them all to be removed. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to you, all of your teeth are causing some pain. I advise you to take an orthopantomogram (OPG). Verify for any dental caries, abscess, periodontal issues, cyst, or other infection. In case of any infection or dental caries, go for that treatment of the same ...  Read Full »

I have tooth pain, and there is a black hole in it. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 33-years-old, and I have tooth pain, and there is a black hole in it. There has been a pain for the past three days.  Read Full »

Dr. Raghu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I will help you out. I would like to know which tooth is paining and is the pain continuous or intermediate? There are multiple reasons for pain. As you have mentioned the black hole, the tooth pain may be because of dental caries that ha...  Read Full »

Will cold water reduce tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I will not be able to visit the dentist for two weeks. I have a huge hole in my molar, and it hurts so bad; when I drink water, my pain is reduced. I have been taking Ibuprofen for the last two days. The pain is so bad that I do not know how to sleep today. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have been suffering from an infection of the root canal, which is the reason for your pain. The hole you observe is because of a deep infection of the tooth. Instead of trying to drink more water, I suggest the following to numb the pain: 1) Dentogel (Choline salic...  Read Full »

I am undergoing aligner treatment, and I have sudden pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently undergoing aligners treatment. I have had it for quite a few months, so I am used to the general soreness and tightness; however, I woke up today with one tooth being incredibly painful, almost unbearable even after taking tablet Panadol. Is there anything I can do to h...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have an issue with the particular tooth and not the aligner you mentioned; the fitting is normal without much effort. Looking at the symptoms, you have most likely a periodontium (bone lesions) or cavity issue. You have developed a cavity in your tooth th...  Read Full »

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