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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Do I need anesthesia before a filling procedure?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a temporary filling for a deep cavity in the wisdom tooth. I have experienced extreme pain, and the dentist did not stop when prompted. Should I have been given a painkiller or anesthesia to numb the pain? Before the filling, I was not in pain, could drink cold water and eat withou...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. All filling procedures do not require numbness before the treatment. Root canal treatment needs the tooth and associated gums to be anaesthetised. The depth of the cavity prepared in the tooth indicates whether ...  Read Full »

Why did the infection spread to the jaw even after root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a root canal by a general dentist. I was told that the tooth was infected and going through with the procedure would be my best. I consented and had my treatment. I was done with the treatment and came home with full of instructions given to me. I had Penicillin and Ibuprofen for ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your tooth infection had extended beyond the root apex and entered the underlying bone, and it becomes a periapical abscess. The tooth roots are much flared also. Root canal treatment is a conserva...  Read Full »

Will toothache with swelling cause restricted mouth opening?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a toothache, a top rearmost tooth on the right-hand side. And I had gotten rid of it with Ibuprofen four days ago. But now I have a new problem. My right cheek has inflamed and painful. It also hurts when I open my mouth wide enough to even let a spoon in so I can barely eat. That ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. As per your history, I suspect it is a third molar infection as it leads to restricted mouth opening. I suggest you take the following medications: 1) Tablet Amoxyclav (Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid) 625 mg, one tablet twice a day afte...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cure bumps in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old male. I have persistent bumps with tiny red veins on the back of my throat. I have a pulsating pain in my molar tooth. On applying pressure, I feel some pain in my right ear. I am afraid of it. Can I have bacteria invading my nerves? Will it enter my brain causing mening...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having a bump on the posterior (back) wall of the throat is normal. These bumps are normally 3 to 5 mm in diameter. They seem to be transparent or semi-transparent with visible capillaries. Regarding pulsating pain, I suggest you consult a dentist for taking an X-ra...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest some medicines to get relief from a severe toothache?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a severe toothache. I have done a root canal treatment already. I am unable to have treatment now due to this pandemic. Please suggest some medication to reduce my pain.   Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A root canal-treated tooth will not have pain if the treatment was done perfectly. You can have a development of infection below the roots of the tooth and so it causes severe pain. There are other causes such as gum infection, infection of tooth supporting tissues, or ...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter is having some problems with her front teeth. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old baby girl has some problem in her four teeth. Both the upper and lower front teeth is paining now. Please give your suggestion. What can we do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A 2 year old may get a problem in the upper teeth because of cavities, which we say as nursing bottle caries or early childhood caries. Please tell if there is associated swelling or pus discharge? And if possible, please post a picture of the teeth. If the issue is pa...  Read Full »

Why does my upper tooth feel a little sore?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a hit in my upper front teeth while taking a drink from the bottle. It banged my lip. I did not feel anything hard at that time. But it created a break on the skin of my upper lip. After two days, my upper lip and nostrils got numb with tingling. My teeth is sore but it is not sensi...  Read Full »


Dr. Blake Louscher

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your teeth and lip got a little banged up. It is normal for the teeth to have an achy feeling. It may look like a bruise. It can last for a week. It is good to hear that the teeth are not mobile or sensitive. It is a good sign. Wait for a week and your nose, lip, an...  Read Full »

What causes constant pain in the gums and teeth for years?

Query: Hello doctor,I had braces 7 to 8 years back. Afterward, I was told to wear plastic retainers nightly, which I did for five years. Over the last three or so, I have been experiencing nearly constant pain in my teeth and gums, particularly the front bottom row but elsewhere too, and some of my teeth w...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It seems to me that this has nothing to do with your previous orthodontic treatment, which you finished seven years ago and even discontinued your retainer's wear. You may check your wisdom teeth or have a look at your gums by a dental professional. Sometimes things happ...  Read Full »

How is pain from underneath a dental crown treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a constant aching pain below one of my crowns for two weeks. I have done a root canal treatment before four years. It occurred due to a dead nerve and resulted in chipped teeth and so root canal treatment was done. As this throbbing pain got worse before bed, I consulted the den...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It seems that your infection in the crowned tooth has come back again. You can confirm it by palpating the gums above the tooth where the root is located inside the bones and tap with your fingers on the tips of the tooth. If you have pain, then it occurs as a recurring inf...  Read Full »

What can I do for the irritation present in my front tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, My front tooth is irritating right now. The gums are not swollen and it feels like the nerve is hurting. Should I visit a dentist or will it go away in some time? What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq.com. As you have not given enough details on your complaint, I had to ask you a question. Did you bite any food or object with heavy pressure like biting guava or opening bottle cap with the teeth? If yes, then sudden and extreme pressure to the tooth might give you pain. You ...  Read Full »

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