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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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Please check my X-ray and tell me the reason for my tooth pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my tooth. After the x-ray, the dentist said it is ok. But I still cannot chew food and drinks are painful. Kindly suggest me a second opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can see in x-ray, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) nothing serious. But one thing I noticed a space between fifth, and sixth tooth and the space between the sixth and seventh tooth are wider than usual. I think there may be food lodgment occurred...  Read Full »

I have tooth pain and swollen gums. How to treat that?

Query: Hello doctor, My tooth hurts anytime I eat or drink. It feels hot. I feel hot, it is sharp pain that does not go away. My gums are swollen.  Read Full »

Dr. Vijeta Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your tooth has sharp pain due to tooth sensitivity (due to enamel erosion) once you get it treated pain will subside. If erosion has not involved the pulp then only restoration can help you, or when the pulp is involved, then root canal treatment will be a solution. ...  Read Full »

Why is my filled tooth painful?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I got a filling on one of my front teeth, they called it a surface cavity but filled it like a normal cavity. For the first two weeks, I could barely drink room temperature drinks without being in agony. I made an appointment after two weeks to have my dentist look ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unfortunately, your doubt is true about it. The swollen gum and change in its color right above the tooth in question indicate that your tooth is infected and you need a root canal treatment now. Immediately, start taking the antibiotics from now, before starting take a...  Read Full »

How to permanently whiten my yellow teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having oral problems for over 10 years now. I have faded gums, and my lower premolars, incisors and canines are yellow. I have two severely curved molars on my lower jaws which have lasted for 10 years. I resorted to removing but I was advised not to since it could affect r...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Saketh. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry too much about the color of the teeth. The color varies in each individual from bright white to pale yellow. There are many shades of teeth that can occur due to varied reasons. As long as the teeth and gums are healthy, there is nothing much to worry about t...  Read Full »

I have a lower toothache after 4 months of splinting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a question regarding my lower front tooth. It was luxated and I when I visited my dentist, he said he could save the tooth and he put a splint on my lower six front teeth. He said I should wear it for six months and that, in time, would heal. It has been four months now but I sti...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would have become normal by the third month and in the next three months, it might become more firm. But, if you are still having pain and pressure then it indicates that it might not be saved and ultimately might go for extraction if luxation is grade 3. If luxation...  Read Full »

Why is there severe pain in a permanently filled tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with the tooth that was decayed. A few days back it was cleaned and had permanent fillings on the first upper molar. However, on the same night, felt a slight pain when I touched the tooth or ate, which became more prominent the next day, and woke up with severe pain o...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to need a professional assistance as soon as possible. There may be two possibilities. The first one is carries may be present in the deep part of the tooth which is causing the problem, in this condition you need root canal treatment. The second one may be the height...  Read Full »

Why do I have a toothache after a sinus operation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sinus operation last week but have developed a pain in a tooth that needs a root canal treatment. It is extremely painful. Is there anything that can be done?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Get an appointment as soon as possible and take painkiller tablet Brufen (Ibuprofen) 400 mg six hourly if you are having really severe pain, otherwise eight hourly like three times a day for three days. Do not lay down straight at bed at night. It aggravates the pain. P...  Read Full »

Can using calcium hydroxide during RCT cause me pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a crown in one of my teeth on the lower left bottom. The crown came off. I went to the dentist who suggested root canal even when I did not have any problem. The root canal was completed and the crown was placed. After a few days, my teeth used to pain only on consuming hot wate...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question I can understand your concern. The pain may be because of post RCT infection or because of the accessory canal in the root that becomes sometimes difficult to manage. In case it in infection you need to take antibiotics and that will he...  Read Full »

Why do I have a toothache in the filled tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a deep cleaning a few days ago, and I got fillings in some of my teeth. One of the teeth that has a filling has started to hurt today. And it feels like it is going to fall out. I cannot contact my dentist as it is a holiday. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The pain can be due to cleaning, or even the filling gives you a feeling of mild sensitivity to pain, sometimes for a few days. We have to be worried only if it is continuous, severe, and prolonged. If it is manageable or mild, give it some t...  Read Full »

Why was an X-ray taken for my tooth pain and sensitivity?

Query: Hello doctor, Please check my X-ray and guide me. I have minor pain and sensitivity in tooth.  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. In the X-ray, I want to know if you are referring to the last tooth. In the X-ray, there are the following findings: 1. The second molar seems to have developed secondary caries which seem to approac...  Read Full »

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