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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Should I undergo extraction of the tooth that has become loose and pains severely?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went for a clean-up at a dentist and was informed that I have milk teeth. No permanent teeth have grown to replace them. One of the teeth has become loose, and I do not know whether I should remove it or not. It is causing so much pain that I cannot eat at times. Should I re...  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your situation, but I need a little more clarification. The main thing is your age, so anyway, by six years of age, your milk tooth will start to shed and is replaced by a permanent tooth. If your milk tooth is not removed, that means that the space is s...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a whitish mark on the inner cheek.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a whitish mark on the inner cheek. I am also experiencing pain in the wisdom tooth. I used to eat betel nuts, but now I have stopped it. How to get this treated?  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. In such case, I would like to tell you that these are precancerous lesions of white lines on buccal mucosa due to the habit of chewing betel nuts. It can be OSMF (oral submucus fibrosis - rigid jaw and muscles and ...  Read Full »

I got a deep cleaning and fillings a few days ago. Now I am having toothache in the filled tooth. Please help.

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 »

I had three wisdom teeth extracted four days ago and now having pain beside the extraction site. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had three wisdom teeth extracted four days ago. The tooth beside the extraction site has been in much pain since the procedure. I cannot bite down on it, and I woke up with a mouth full of blood this morning. I went yesterday for check-up, and the doctor said everything looked fine. Is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. So your history and attachments reveal it is a case of trauma to the tooth due to traumatic extraction of wisdom teeth by faulty instrumentation. There is also an aphthous ulcer adjacent to the tooth involved. Text if you feel your tooth is m...  Read Full »

I have had a sinus infection, and now I have a burning sensation in my gums, toothache, and pain in my eye socket and cheek. Are these related?

Query: Hi doctor,Last year I had a covid infection for the very first time. I became very congested, like when you have bad flu, and unable to clear the nose properly. This quickly turned into a sinus infection. The congestion was on the left side in the maxillary sinus and nostril. I felt severe pain and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I will be answering your query shortly.  Read Full »

My dentist told me I have an infected wisdom tooth, but I think I have had pain in the other tooth for the last 24 hours. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, A dentist said I have an infected wisdom tooth and gave me antibiotics; however, the pain is not in my wisdom tooth and is coming from another tooth. It has been more than 24 hours, and antibiotics are not working. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Antibiotics are meant to reduce infection and not pain. It would be best if you were prescribed painkillers in that case, along with antibiotics. Also, you cannot expect any drug to do a miracle in 24 hours. You must finish the course of five to seven days of antibiot...  Read Full »

I had a sharp pain in my lower left root canal treated molar, which was relieved after taking Advil and Tylenol. What could be the reason for the pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old male. I have an irregular bite where contact occurs primarily on the back teeth. The last two molars on both sides have gold crowns. I also wear a mouthguard. About a week ago, I started having pain in the left last lower molar. When I went to the dentist, an X-ray s...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I would like first to tell you irrespective of the pain, you should not have taken so many tablets of Advil and Tylenol all at once in a day as only painkillers can worsen the infection instead of solving it. Pain...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from an acute toothache since the past two days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have felt tooth pain continuously for two days. So please give me some medicine since I have been suffering for two days.  Read Full »

Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your worry and your pain, but we have a policy here that we need good history to diagnose your problem; therefore, you will not be able to get your problem solved. So now, based on your query, I can prescribe you a medicine that will just be symptomatic...  Read Full »

My tooth broke a few years after undergoing a root canal, which has now led to severe pain, infection, and swelling. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had a root canal on a tooth a few years ago (upper left 5) with a deep filling. Last week the tooth broke in half, so I visited my dentist. He removed the other half as it was damaged beyond repair, leaving me with just the root of the tooth, which had previous root canal treatment. H...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question I can understand your concern. If the pain and swelling are not going off, you may be resistant to Amoxicillin (Amoxicillin trihydrate) antibiotics. You need to take it thrice daily for at least five days. Suppose after 48 hours; the s...  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 »

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