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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Despite medication, I have pain on the left side of my molar tooth, gums, and ear. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had extreme pain on the left side of my gums and molar tooth for the past one week. I can feel the pain in my ear also. I have taken a Mefenamic acid tablet for pain relief, but no effect. Kindly suggest me a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I saw the attachment, and I cannot give you a final diagnosis; whether there is caries or any other infection, as it is not clear (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). However, an X-ray will be...  Read Full »

I have a broken tooth in the left back region of my jaw, which is not painful, but I am anxious to fall asleep. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a broken tooth and have to see my dentist again. The dentist whom I had consulted earlier suggested extraction, but the tooth condition has gotten worse. The tooth is located in the left back region of the jaw and I am not experiencing any pain. I have been waiting for my doct...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding your dental health. The probable cause for your condition is a fractured tooth in the left side of the jaw. There is no pain present in the affected tooth. Therefore, you can fall asleep without being anxious. When your dentist call...  Read Full »

I have had pain in my jaw and upper teeth for one month despite taking medications. Can undergoing a root canal relieve my pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been advised to undergo a root canal on my second premolar. I have all my X-rays and I would like to know if this would be required or not. I have been experiencing pain in my jaw and upper teeth for one month. Currently, I am taking Frisium, Lamotrigine, and Keppra. Earlier I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. How long you have been experiencing the symptoms of pain. As the filling in your second premolar is quite close to the nerve, it can be the main reason. Let me know which antibiotic you are taking currently and whe...  Read Full »

I had tooth pain, and a portion of the tooth fell off. Should I remove the remaining tooth or leave it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had tooth pain for a while. I used salt water to stop the pain. However, I feel that mouthwash is what killed the pain and connecting nerves. The pain has stopped completely and for good. Soon after, the tooth came out by itself. The visible tooth, not the part within the gum. Should...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. No, there is no such dangerous concern if you cannot extract it. But the root stem is vulnerable to infection, and it may lead to a dangerous one too, if not treated at an early time with antibiotics. ...  Read Full »

I am a 34-year-old female with a decayed and painful tooth. Should I do a root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 34-year-old female. I have a decayed tooth on the upper right portion of my mouth. My dentist advised me of a root canal treatment. I had severe pain in that tooth for two days, and after taking antibiotics, my pain has reduced. Is root canal treatment good for a decayed tooth? Do w...  Read Full »

Dr. K.aruna Durga

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. A root canal is the only option for a decayed tooth with pain unless it is fully damaged. Medication without treatment is temporary relief from pain. Again it starts hurting after a few hours or days. You cannot take medicati...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old with an impacted wisdom tooth that is causing excruciating pain despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old, and I have an impacted wisdom tooth that is causing me excruciating pain. My face is slightly swollen and I have not been able to eat or sleep for the past three days, my jaw is locked and I cannot open my mouth. I have taken medications but nothing helped. Kindly h...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The infection you are experiencing currently is that of the wisdom tooth wherein there's no space left for it to erupt and that pressure constricts in the blood vessels. I suggest you try nonsurgical home remedies first along with the antibiot...  Read Full »

I had filling in my molar two weeks before. Pain and sensitivity is still present. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a filling done in one of my molars. Two weeks later, I was still in pain and ate Advil per day. I went back to my dentist, and he filed down the filling, apparently my teeth were hitting on the tongue side instead of the cheek side. This correction almost immediately eliminated hot ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are feeling there is something between your teeth when you chew that means the high point is still there. In case you put pressure on teeth, the boring pain means still there is a high point in the filling. This is not anyways under the normal windows of de...  Read Full »

I have had chronic gum and tooth pain with swollen gums for four weeks. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I have chronic gum and tooth pain. I have had it for four weeks. Paracetamol and Nurofen tablets are not helping. I also have swollen gums around two teeth where the pain is also present. I have not visited a dentist since I was seven years old due to phobia. I had unde...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. As per your history, it seems to me that you have chronic periodontitis, and you need medication for that. I suggest you take the following medications: Tablet Ofloxacin 200 mg twice daily. Tablet Me...  Read Full »

I had 10 crowns placed on my front teeth a week ago. But I am experiencing pain in all of them. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I had 10 crowns placed on my front teeth a week ago. I wake up in the middle of the night with all of my teeth throbbing. It is extremely painful and I have no idea what is going on. I have no sensitivity to cold or hot but just throbbing in my teeth. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I think the pain must be because of the load on the teeth which are being used as abutments. Because you have a gross occlusal correction and the night clenching (bruxism) may also be the cause of pain. It looks like you do have apical period...  Read Full »

I started using Invisalign recently. How long does it take for the tooth pain and throbbing discomfort to settle?

Query: Hello doctor,I started Invisalign a few months ago for an open bite. I was told to get all of my cavities filled and wisdom teeth pulled before the treatment. Everything was fine till tray eight. I got all 10 cavities and the remaining wisdom tooth pulled out. I woke up one morning and the entire up...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is always advised to get all the fillings and wisdom teeth extraction (depending on the positions) done before we go ahead with the Invisalign treatment. When a cavity is removed and filling is done, exact topography is not restored by the dentist. It will vary fr...  Read Full »

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