Toothache

Toothache can be due to tooth decay, tooth fracture, tooth injury, tooth abscess, infected gums, and grinding teeth. Infection of the tooth pulp (pulpitis) results in severe, throbbing, and continuous pain, especially at the night. Consult a dentist to diagnose and treat the cause of toothache.

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Why is one side of my tooth missing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a tooth that is missing one side of it. The tooth next to it grew crooked and become impacted. I had pain last week while drinking water. I did not discover the side missing till today. I am in a lot of pain now and nothing is helping. My wisdom tooth got removed four years ago. Pl...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is painful, then it means that the root of the tooth is infected. It will need any of the following treatments. Root canal treatment followed by crown placement over it, which may also require a post if the tooth is badly broken. The second option is an extraction ...  Read Full »

Why is the area around my last tooth swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a swelling around my tooth. Also, one side of the wisdom tooth is infected. I feel pain over the area. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The swelling is mainly due to infection around the wisdom tooth due to food lodgement behind it. It is called pericoronitis, which has two solution. One is you can take antibiotics and painkillers to reduce the swelling and then do a small flap surgery to remove the ove...  Read Full »

What is the solution for pain in the lower left tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with the second last toothache of left side lower jaw and also headache. What can be the problem? And the medicine used by me does not give me any relief Mox 500, Limcee, Oxalgin. (twice daily for three days). Then the other dentists suggested me these medicine Ordent...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understood your concern. Unfortunately, taking medicines is not a permanent solution to dental pain. There are several factors that cause dental pain and associated headache. The most common cause is tooth decay. However, a clear ...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication to relieve severe pain in the lower front teeth.

Query: Hello doctor, My front lower teeth have become extremely sensitive and I have very severe pain in them. The gums are not hurting but the tooth itself is hurting. How to relieve the pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take a painkiller like Dolo 650 mg or Acenext-P (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) three times a day. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week. Send a picture of the area if possible.  Read Full »

How to treat teeth that are infected and pain every six months?

Query: hi, male, age 36, i have 2sides bottom big teeth its infected completely, every six months i get severe ache, the teeth is hallow, do i need to close the gap what do u suggest. this teeth is infected almost 6years above i hope. but recently since a 20days the tooth ache is severe. bottom end munchi...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and understood your concern. A clear clinical picture or an x-ray of the teeth will help determine the present condition and the extent of the decay. This tells whether the teeth can be saved with a root canal treatment or it needs to be extracted. If this pai...  Read Full »

Chords in my temporary crowns are loosened and sensitive. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got three temporary crowns in the front top teeth in the last week. The two middle teeth and one on to the right. The one on the left is perfectly fine and only took about 15 minutes to make and put in my mouth. The other two had difficulties when being made. Along with this, a coup...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Ideally, the permanent crowns usually fixed does not come with any cords. I assume that those are the temporary ones which you have in the mouth at the moment (with a clue that you said it took only 15 minut...  Read Full »

Can sinus problem cause upper incisor pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My upper incisor hurts whenever I touch it. This morning when I woke up I was not feeling this pain but after I drank a cold juice I notice that it hurts. I went into the bathroom and check if I see any hole but there is none. I gargle with some warm salt water but it still does not stop...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Pain on pressure is a clear sign of an infection deep in the roots of your upper incisors. It could be mostly because of a forgotten trauma or assault you had in your childhood. It is not necessarily because ...  Read Full »

How can toothache be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe toothache and worm teeth. Please let me know the medicines I need to be used to cure it permanently.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Unfortunately, there is no medicine to cure tooth decay without dental treatment. Tooth has three layers, outer enamel, dentin, and innermost never layer. When decay starts in the enamel layer, it does not show any symptoms other than a v...  Read Full »

I have toothache after the tooth filling chipped off. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I flossed by a tooth where a filling almost came out and my tooth and gum have been hurting all night. Also have a tooth that is by this molar that fell or chipped out. I do not know if it is an abscess or an exposed nerve in my molar that is right behind it. Took Tylenol 2 every 6 ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the pain sharp or dull? Any gum swelling? If the pain is sharp, lancinating and referring to the same side jaw, temple, ear or throat, then this could be from the tooth with the chipped out filling. Most chipped out fillings expose the underlying nerve which cause...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe radiating tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor,The molar on the left side of my mouth was filled last year and right now it hurts really bad. I took Tylenol and Motrin, but none of them help. I cannot remember if I pulled out that molar a while ago or if it still needs to be pulled. It is not really loose, but I can move it around. If ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Firstly, I would like to tell you that ear pain, pain during night, and the looseness you feel in the tooth are all the signs of a deeply infected tooth. Secondly, it is not necessary to be for the same fille...  Read Full »

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