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 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 »

I removed and replaced my permanent retainers. Is it the reason for my toothache?

Query: Hi doctor, I had braces years ago. I decided to remove my permanent retainers, but I changed my mind and put them back after a week. Thus one tooth has shifted, and it hurts now. Does it hurt because the permanent retainer is pushing it back into place? Kindly reply.   Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Permanent retainers are fixed on the back side of your teeth (facing the palate and tongue side of upper and lower teeth, respectively) with composite and are not supposed to be removed. How did you remove it yourself and then put it back on? Is it the permanent retain...  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 »

Why am I having pain after getting an extraction and taking painkillers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a cleft lip and palate patient. I have gone through a tooth extraction four days back. I am still suffering from severe pain. My dentist prescribed tablet Chymoral Forte and tablet Zerodol for pain relief, but it is of no help. So, please suggest some way to get relief from pain....  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know a few details more on this incident. 1) Which one and why was the tooth extracted? 2) Cavity, pain, swelling, or other reasons? 3) Was any medication given to you before extraction to reduce infection, if present? 4) Was it a painless extraction...  Read Full »

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