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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Can bacteria cause toothache and swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a toothache. Maybe swelling results due to decay in the middle portion of the tooth, and it is fully painful. It is really out of control. The tooth position is 7, 8, and at the end of the neck series. 03 tooth is affected the most. I think it is infected by bacteria.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many caries and infections in your oral cavity resulting in pain and swelling. For now, I would suggest you make a dental appointment for today itself and get a full mouth x-ray done. Kindly send the x-ray report to us, and we shall explain the treatment pla...  Read Full »

I have pain in the left molar region and bleeding gums. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have extreme pain in my left molar region, and I also have swollen gums that bleed while brushing. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your bleeding gums and gingivitis. You need to keep brushing your teeth even though it bleeds. And you also need to get your teeth cleaned (oral prophylaxis). Probable causes: Plaque. Calculus....  Read Full »

I have pain after temporary filling during RCT. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, In root canal treatment, even after temporary filling, pain is still present. If something touches the tooth, there is extreme pain. Is it normal or do I need to get the tooth removed?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Root canal treatment involves three main steps namely: Access opening (opening of the root canal). Biomechanical preparation (cleaning and shaping the canal). Obturation (filling the canal). Temporary filling which you mean is just the superficial one. Pain may ...  Read Full »

My teeth still pain after a fluoride varnish. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had gone to a dentist. He applied fluoride varnish paste on my teeth saying that the cavities are very small. But my teeth are still paining. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dental varnish contains fluoride which is anticarious and hence prevents the progression of tooth decay. Pit caries are very minute and very minimal cavities that are superficially present on the teeth. Pit caries does not require fillings because to do the filling,...  Read Full »

Why do I have teeth sensitivity, pain, and bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old boy. I have teeth pain and sensitivity whenever I drink something cold or hot. Why does it occur? I also have stains on my teeth. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, but my teeth do not look white. How can I improve the colour of my teeth? Also, why do I get the smell ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Goel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from halitosis. You must be having sensitive teeth, hence having pain or cold or hot sensation. I suggest using Sensodyne toothpaste. Try using Orahex (Chlorhexidine) gargles twice daily for bad breath. Slight staining is normal, it has to be noted ...  Read Full »

Is root canal the correct treatment option for an infected tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my lower right side first molar extraction about a month ago. My dentist prescribed a course of antibiotics. The pain persisted after I finished the antibiotics course, so the dentist again prescribed a five-day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain, and then the pain re-o...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. First of all, I would like to suggest you go for a clinical examination of an affected area. If there is a presence of plaque or calculus near the second molar of the lower right side, then go for scaling. I...  Read Full »

I experience mild numbness and also sharp pain where the wisdom tooth was removed.Why is this happening?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. My height is 5'5" and my weight is 140 lbs. I experience mild numbness and sharp pain where the wisdom tooth was removed two years ago, thereby making it hard to eat. Why is this happening?  Read Full »


Dr. Senthil Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Possible reasons for the numbness and sharp pain could be: Any root fragment leftover while removing the tooth. b) Damage to the second molar tooth (tooth just before the wisdom tooth) during the process of surgical removal. c) Cavities (decay) in the upper wisdo...  Read Full »

I have pain in one of my erupting wisdom teeth. Can it get infected?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two wisdom teeth erupting, and I am worried one of them is getting infected on the left side. I am also worried that I might be getting a cavity under the cap of the molar teeth. And I feel that they have to be taken out, as they are 5 to 6 years old. I have attached a photo of the...  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Ashokkumar Agrawal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lower left wisdom tooth is out of the arch means erupting buccally. It would have been better if you had attached the x-rays too, but it ...  Read Full »

After filling my upper two teeth, I have sharp pain over them. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I went to get a filling on my bottom tooth. The dentist noticed two small holes in my top teeth. So, she filled them. Since then, I have had nothing but sharp tooth pains, and have not been able to eat. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A sharp pain in a filled tooth can indicate a few possible problems: A high point, due to over-filling. Your teeth will contact earlier in that tooth, leading to a lot of pressure on that tooth. A leakage in the filling, especially if it is a composite (tooth colored) ...  Read Full »

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. Geethanjali 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 »

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