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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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Is the pain in my jaw due to an impacted tooth or overfilling?

Query: Hi doctor, Approximately six weeks ago, I got niggling wisdom teeth pain. The left top and bottom wisdom teeth were breaking through the gums. I got sudden pain which was severe in intensity around the back of my mouth and the lower left side. It got aggravated especially on chewing and radiating to...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your tooth pain. The first reason as per my opinion is the pressure created multiple periapical damages because of the third molar rather than the nerve of the next tooth root, as you have more than o...  Read Full »

I had a root canal treatment. Can I smoke marijuana?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it safe or risk to my healing process, if I smoke marijuana following a root canal treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shobana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is not safe to smoke marijuana after a root canal treatment. It can increase the pain in the root canal treated tooth. It delays the healing process, and it causes pain. If there is a pain, you can consider taking medications prescribed by your dentist. Stop smoking ...  Read Full »

Wisdom tooth is coming out and it is painful. Should I visit a dentist for this pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I think one of my wisdom teeth is growing in, and lately, it has been causing a lot of pain. I also notice that part of my gums have been growing over the tooth, and the tooth now is almost completely covered. What can I do for the pain, and should I visit a dentist?  Read Full »

Dr. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The situation you are in is very likely to be pericoronitis, a soft tissue inflammation of the tissues surrounding an erupting wisdom tooth. You should see the dentist at the earliest as the situation may or may not resolve on its own due t...  Read Full »

I have a chronic dull pain in my wisdom tooth region. How to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, My wisdom tooth has been coming out for two years now, and there has always been a dull pain, but sometimes it gets really bad, and my teeth cut into my cheeks. On days like these, I cannot eat anything or have anything that has too much salt; otherwise, the cuts start to sting. I also ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You need to either get one from either side removed or take painkillers until your exam is over. Extraction will not make you ill; you need to spend a day only, and you can do your regular work after a single day. I hope my answer will help you...  Read Full »

I have wisdom tooth pain. Kindly suggest a medicine.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having wisdom tooth pain and I am currently traveling. Can you please suggest some good pain relief medicine and once I am back home, I shall get it treated. Please find the attached X-ray.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. I checked your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Pain is due to impacted wisdom tooth which has also damaged adjacent tooth leading to caries. You may require disimpaction and restoration of adjacent tooth by root canal. Right no...  Read Full »

I have pain in my RC-treated tooth even after antibiotics. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had got a root canal done on my teeth. I had seven sittings to complete it. I am still having a dull pain. Sometimes I take mild pain killers. I took antibiotics for three days for this, but still, full pain is there. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. First of all, I would like to know which tooth are you talking about? I would also like to see the X-ray if you have it with you. 2. I am sorry as it took long for your root canal procedure, did your dentist tell about any specific complication with your tooth?. ...  Read Full »

How to resolve my wisdom tooth pain before getting it extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, I have horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. I have an appointment to get them removed. But I started getting pain in the lower left base of my head. I think my tooth has got infected. I could see right into my lower left wisdom tooth, and I am keeping it as clean as possible with brush...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding dental health. The occurrence of pain is very common in an impacted wisdom tooth. That is very good that you are keeping it clean as much as possible in multiple ways. But, if your pain is too much, then go for the dosage of antibio...  Read Full »

Why is pain not subsiding after root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I had my root canal treatment done. Pain is not subsiding. Please advise. I have enclosed latest x-ray for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your root canal treatment has become failure and is evident in the radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly repeat root canal therapy or you will eventually need to extract it as the material has gone very deep. The material is extending be...  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. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Why is my upper tooth paining after a RCT in the lower tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a root canal before a couple of days. But I have pain in the exact upper tooth of the root canaled tooth. I have attached the X-ray after the first sitting of the root canal. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding dental health. In this condition, it will take time to have healing of the ligament and tissue at the end of the root of the root canaled tooth as it was previously affected by the infection. So do not worry and take antibiotics a...  Read Full »

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