Q. How to treat tooth sensitivity and pain in the gums?

Answered by
Dr. Aditi Bhatia Arora
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 18, 2023 and last reviewed on: Mar 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

A few months ago, I started suffering from tooth sensitivity, and one day suddenly, I noticed that it was gone. So after a few days, I tried to eat a cold jelly with pineapple. Right after I ate, my tooth pain triggered, and my tooth nerve hurt so much that it radiated into my head. I could not endure my pain then, so I put water into my mouth. It was gone until I spit it, so I put water inside my mouth for five hours and changed it every time I felt discomfort in my teeth. This is my only choice to relieve my pain until it is gone. Still, the problem is I cannot bite because my tooth hurts whenever it hits somewhere in my mouth. I have been suffering from this pain for so long, and I cannot smile because my gums hurt every time my face stretches. What should I do?



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Firstly send some pictures and an X-ray of the concerned tooth. It is likely possible that your tooth is having reversible or irreversible pulpitis. Therefore, you should seek a physical visit and gets X-rays of the tooth. There is a high possibility that your teeth will undergo root canal treatment. You must get root canal treatment if damage or carious decay is beyond pulp. For symptomatic relief, you might take the tablet Ketorol DT (ketorolac). However, please consult a physician, discuss with them, and start taking the medications with their consent.

Meanwhile, avoid hot and cold food and avoid smoking or tobacco.

Hope this helps.

Thanks and take care.

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