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 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 often experience toothache when I am constipated. What could cause this?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been having tooth pain from my back molar. It has a cap on it. But I feel it from my molar to my neck when I breathe in deep breaths. This often happens when I am constipated and have trapped gas. Is it my tooth problem or any other problem related to the trapped gas? Please hel... Read Full »
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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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 am experiencing pain and swelling in my upper right broken back teeth. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have dental pain and swelling in my broken upper right back teeth. The pain started two days ago. I took a Nimesil for the pain. Kindly advise. Read Full »
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My lower back tooth is due for a root canal treatment, but I have referred pain in the canine which subsides on applying Orajel. How?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Why is my upper crowned tooth paining?
Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the crown placed on the upper left first molar. I do not have pain while sleeping. What to do if my metal surface gets exposed? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to be worried about crown exposure. If it is a PFM crown (porcelain fused to metal crowns), it has a metal surface inside the ceramic layer of the crown and it will become exposed with time. If it remains firm without any displacement, then there is... Read Full »