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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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I have a toothache. Is it caused by smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tooth ache. When I consulted a doctor, he suggested for OPG. I have stopped smoking a month ago. I am little bit scary whether this tooth problem is because of smoking. Please suggest whether I have to undergo any more tests. I could see lymph nodes below neck as well. My dentis...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you have an infected cavity in your tooth, which is causing swelling of lymph nodes too. Kindly start taking antibiotics and painkillers and contact your dentist to do root canal treatment for it or extract it. It would be better if you could post the O...  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 »

I have pain in the tooth even after it is filled. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the dentist three weeks ago and had some pain in my top molar and there turned out to be a cavity which I had filled and fixed but a few days later I started to feel the same pain in the tooth and went back to the dentist and he said he could not find anything wrong. I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Akhil K P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The possible causes of pain in your teeth which are filled could be multiple. It can be due to a filling which is too close to the pulp (the live portion of the tooth). A restoration which irritates the pulp. An overfilled restoration. ...  Read Full »

My daughter who is suffering from jaundice has got a severe tooth infection. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been suffering from acute jaundice for the past few days. But now she has got a severe tooth infection and has swollen gums. Can she use antibiotics for her tooth infection? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. No, it is better if she goes with home remedies to treat her pain. Ask her to rinse her mouth with salt water twice a day. Use garlic crush and black salt mixture on the tooth to reduce pain. Give her soft fibrous food that she does not ne...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain and pus in an RCT-treated tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I had undergone a root canal treatment on a tooth two years ago. A few days back it started to pain and I came to know there was an infection in the same tooth. It was discovered that the pus was coming from the inner side of the tooth. The dentist just placed cotton on the affected t...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I request you please upload your x-ray here as it will give me a clear picture and I will advise you on how you should proceed. For now, continue taking the medicines as suggested by your dentist. Hope it helps. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

Can I take Prodeine Forte for tooth pain during early pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 8 weeks pregnant. Can I take Prodeine Forte for the chronic wisdom tooth pain? I am going to see the dentist tomorrow. But, now I am crying in pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can take Paracetamol 500 mg up to three tablets maximum for the pain relief. But you need to consult your Gynecologist first for the advice. High dosage of Codeine is harmful during pregnancy at early stages. The best way is to visit a dentist and get an access open...  Read Full »

Why is there swelling in the head and neck with severe tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, A lady over 50 years of age who is taking the following medications (associated conditions are shown) is now forming two new symptoms: Numerous swellings on the head and neck and a severe tooth pain. We are worried about it as it can be a signal indicating that the heart needs treatment. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your patient has been suffering from swelling on the head and neck with a toothache. And your query is about the probable causes of her present clinical features with remedies. She is dia...  Read Full »

I cannot normally open my mouth after wisdom tooth removal and have earache. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My lower right wisdom tooth was removed ten days back. I got my stitches removed three days back. But, I cannot normally open my mouth like before, and sometimes I suffer from earache. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Wisdom tooth extraction often leads to difficulty opening the mouth for quite some time. You need to wait for at least two more weeks for complete healing. To improve the mouth opening, you can start with warm saline gargles at least five to six times a day for a wee...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen gums and pain in the lower tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing tooth pain and mild gum swelling for the last two to three days. It is paining a lot and I am unable to eat food too. Kindly suggest remedies. I am consuming Rajnigandha (pan masala) for the last two years, have reduced the consumption since pain is there.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest some medicines, but please stop the consumption of Rajnigandha immediately. Do not take spicy and hot food. Take tablet Augmentin 625 (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) twice daily, Zerodol SP (Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Serratiopeptidase) twice daily, H...  Read Full »

What should I do for the pain in the lower jaw due to horizontally placed wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the lower jaw due to a horizontal wisdom tooth. The tooth is completely horizontal. The pain comes and goes on and off. It is a bearable pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Lower wisdom teeth are completely horizontal on both sides, and I understand you must be in severe pain. I would suggest you go for extraction of both the teeth as soon as possible. Delaying m...  Read Full »

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