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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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How does Orajel help in referred pain in canines?

Query: Hello doctor,I am due to have a root canal next week. I went to my dentist because of terrible pain in my lower right teeth. Primarily sensitive to hot and cold. She performed a cold test on my second molar from the back, and I reacted. So she said I needed a root canal treatment and crown.However, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The root canal is for the second molar for which the doctor did the cold test, am I right? And from when you started getting referred pain? Is it after this cold test? Parafunctional habits like nighttime grinding or bruxism can wear o...  Read Full »

I have a toothache and difficulty in opening my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a toothache, a top rearmost tooth on the right-hand side. And I had gotten rid of it with Ibuprofen four days ago. But now I have a new problem. My right cheek has inflamed and painful. It also hurts when I open my mouth wide enough to even let a spoon in so I can barely eat. That ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. As per your history, I suspect it is a third molar infection as it leads to restricted mouth opening. I suggest you take the following medications: 1) Tablet Amoxyclav (Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid) 625 mg, one tablet twice a day afte...  Read Full »

My wisdom tooth was removed surgically, but I have had pain for the past two days. Why does the pain increase in the evening?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom tooth was removed surgically. Today is the ninth day, and I have been experiencing pain for the past two days. It starts in the evening and increases at night. I do not have pain throughout the day. What could be the issue?  Read Full »

Dr. Shubham Shekhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dry socket pain usually starts around the third day after extraction and is severe and continuous. So chances of a dry socket look a little unlikely as you said you have pain only at night, and it started after a week. It could be due to not maintaining the extraction ...  Read Full »

What I can do to reduce the pain from an erupting wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wisdom tooth growing because of this; I suffer from severe toothache and pain in the cheekbones. Can you please suggest what I can do to reduce the pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. The age of eruption of wisdom teeth is between 17 to 21 years. Beyond that, if the wisdom tooth has not erupted, half erupted, or is painful, it is likely to be locked inside the jaw. Since they are the last one to erupt, most of them does not g...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain near my second molar with redness and pain in gingiva?

Query: Hello doctor, I had pain in my second molar. I felt the pain in my wisdom tooth last week then the pain fades away after 3-5 minutes. I thought it will not come back but then it happens recently then the gums in my second right molar teeth have the red lining and it always hurts when I eat or drink...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I am sorry for your inconvenience with the tooth. As an expert in this field, I know what is exactly wrong. Nothing to worry it is your third molar. What happens during erupting third molars or partially erupted third molars is the gum b...  Read Full »

Can taking Paracetamol tablets control tooth pain?

Query: Hello Doctor, Can I take two Amoxicillin 500 tablets for my first dose of medicines for a tooth infection? Is there anything at home that will take the pain away?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are taking Amoxicillin for your toothache, then let me educate you it is an antibiotic and not a painkiller. So, if you want to kill the pain, I suggest taking a tablet with a combination of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol after meals. The pain will be gone in just ...  Read Full »

My 65-year-old mother has sensitive teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 65, began experiencing sensitivity and pain in her teeth about a week ago, particularly exacerbated by hot food items such as tea. She visited a dentist five days ago and was prescribed antibiotics and painkillers. While the pain has significantly reduced, she still exp...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed both your blood reports and the dentist's prescription (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your mother's health appears to be generally okay. From a dental perspective, it seems that yo...  Read Full »

I had a sharp pain in my root canal treated molar. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old male. I have an irregular bite where contact occurs primarily on the back teeth. The last two molars on both sides have gold crowns. I also wear a mouthguard. About a week ago, I started having pain in the left last lower molar. When I went to the dentist, an X-ray s...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I would like first to tell you irrespective of the pain, you should not have taken so many tablets of Advil and Tylenol all at once in a day as only painkillers can worsen the infection instead of solving it. Pain...  Read Full »

When should I extract the wisdom tooth that is causing pain and redness around the gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an appointment to remove my wisdom teeth in two months, but one of the teeth is now hurting my cheek when I eat. The gum around the tooth is red and sore. Should I call them for an appoinment immediately? Or wait till the next two months.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The wisdom teeth will erupt partially or remain completely impacted (in the wrong place and position). So it has to be extracted. The wisdom teeth which is in the wrong place may injure the tongue or cheek mucosa. It is normal, and there is no need to worry about...  Read Full »

I have pain when tapping on the tooth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My upper right one tooth (front tooth) is painful to touch from the front. It is sturdy and does not move at all. It also is not painful to push from the inside out. It does not hurt to bite down at all. It simply hurts to tap the front of the tooth. Any ideas on what this could be?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain on tapping have two differential diagnosis. It could be a sensitive tooth. Enamel of tooth is weak that is why it is having greater amount of sensitivity on touch and pressure. If this is the case then veneering is done on the front surface of the tooth and this comp...  Read Full »

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