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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What causes sharp pain in the tooth after a dental filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two deep fillings a few days ago. Two days later, I started having minor toothache and sensitivity. Nowadays, I am getting occasional sharp pain and it lasts just for a second. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the cavity was very deep, the pulp of those teeth might be infected. If the pain increases or some swelling arises, then show to the dentist as soon as possible. Such teeth might need root canal treatment. If the sensitivity and pain is very mild, then it may be du...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the tooth even after RCT?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I had a root canal done. But, the pain is still present. I cannot bite anything as the pressure gives pain. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If even after three weeks of root canal treatment and the pain is not relieved, then you should show to the dentist as there may be some infection is remaining. Your dentist should take an x-ray again to check for infection and either repeat the procedure or give you m...  Read Full »

Why do I have a weird feeling in the apicoectomy site?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an apicoectomy on one of my teeth before few months. Since then, I have a weird feeling around the operation site. None of my teeth hurts, but I always feel this weird sensation around the alveolar mucosa part, like something is on my gum. Sometimes I also feel mild burning fro...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, in your x-ray, there is small radiolucency in the treated tooth. But the sensation you are talking about is not related to that. If you can observe your tooth, this is angled outside. Du...  Read Full »

Can unremoved files during RCT procedure cause severe tooth pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an RCT done on the lower molar (number 6) two months ago. The file was left inside the canal, which I did not know. It was a mild sensation for a month or so. Then I went for fixing the crown. The dentist asked to cut the gums because enough space was not there for fixing the cr...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may cause pain if the file is protruding out of the canal, but is not usually the cause. There may be a hidden canal infection. Usually, such pain is caused when more disinfectant liquid is injected into the bone beyond the canal. It should clear up when the l...  Read Full »

What should I do for my chronic toothache?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chronic toothache problem. I took an x-ray of that tooth. Is there anything wrong with this x-ray? I am currently on Citalopram 40 mg and Doxycycline.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the x-ray. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your left central incisor is showing internal resorption. I suggest you to please continue your medications for at least five days and then go for RCT (root canal treatment) for this t...  Read Full »

Does lingering tooth pain indicate pulp infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lingering toothache in the lower left central incisor. Are there any problems with the pulp of that tooth?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please be calm. Thanks for the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). See, it seems to be internal resorption in one of your teeth that is left central incisor. The teeth are showing dilaceration also. I suggest you get RCT (Root canal treatment) d...  Read Full »

Why do I have a severe toothache after an onlay implant procedure?

Query: Hello doctor,My question is, after an onlay implant procedure, I got some severe toothache. Today I went to make an x-ray for myself and noticed that one of the roots is reduced somehow. What can be the cause of this? And can a root canal save it? Many thanks for considering my request.  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After evaluating your radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is resorption of one root with sclerosis around. This can be due to prolonged trauma from biting. The significant reasons for resorption as such are trauma, any periapical lesion, o...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cure bumps in the throat?

Query: Hello, I am a 19 year old male, the back of my throat seem to have a persistent bumps with tiny red veins in it, i can also feel pulsing sensation of pain on my molar teeth, and upon pressure i feel like my right ear also feel some pain. I am afraid it could be bacteria invading nearby nerves and s...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear Throne, I can understand that you’re worried. Everyone is on high alert during this pandemic. However, keep calm and let me explain: A “bumpy” posterior (back) wall of your throat is normal and very common. These “bumps” are normally 3-5mm in diameter, often transparent or semi-...  Read Full »

How to manage blood in saliva and mouth sores in the morning after waking up?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I am having early morning blood in saliva for the past two months. I do not have any cough, chest pain, or any other general discomfort. I suffer from allergic rhinitis and under medication. I am also having toothache in the morning just after waking up and als...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. As you mentioned, you have a sore throat, rhinitis, and toothache. The pain can be from gum presented inside the mouth because there are no other symptoms such as cough or chest pain. Can you please tell me wheth...  Read Full »

Why am I getting radiating pain on the root canal treated left upper tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe pain on my left side jaw and cheek, frequently for about two years. It seems it radiates from the last tooth of upper jaw and lower jaw. Both are root canal treated and crowned. The pain radiates from those two to the left jaw, cheek, and inner ear. I have seen many de...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have an abscess related to root canal treated teeth. As the pain is only on the left side of face, and near to those teeth, there might be a relation. Please attach your OPG (orthopantomogram), x-ray, and pictures of your jaw inside the mouth area where you h...  Read Full »

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