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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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

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to 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 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 »

How to get rid of aches and sensitivity due to tooth cavities?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a visible cavity in my front teeth. It is present between two teeth. I got sudden aches with sensitivity in my front teeth. I have this issue for more than a year. I have sensitivity with gum redness rarely.   Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attached the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your teeth seem to be in pretty bad shape. You have a cavity between your left upper central incisor and lateral incisor. So this is causing discomfort in you. Yo...  Read Full »

I have intense pain in my lower wisdom teeth. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having intense pain in my lower wisdom tooth that is making my neck, shoulder, and head hurt badly. This just started up around 6 PM today. I have been taking Ibuprofen, but nothing is working. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Considering your age, your lower wisdom tooth should be erupting to its position. The pain is due to the soreness of the gums around the tooth as the wisdom tooth erupts. Also, when the upper last molar on that side hits the lower gum region, it causes injury and hence th...  Read Full »

Is root canal treatment or extraction really necessary for a broken tooth?

Query: Hi doctor,Before two weeks, a small piece of my tooth got broken. I have pain for a week. My pain is getting worse. I went to a dentist today and he took an X-ray. After taking the X-ray, he gave me two suggestions. The first option is root canal treatment and the other one is extraction. Is this re...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). When a part of a tooth brokes, it is generally treated by these two options and so your dentist has given you the right option. If a small portion of the ...  Read Full »

How to treat teeth that are infected and pain every six months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 36-year-old male. I have pain in two teeth present in my lower jaw. It got infected completely. Before six months. I had severe pain and these teeth seem to be hollow. Do I need to close the gaps? How to treat this infected tooth? Initially, these teeth got infected before six years...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. A clear clinical picture or an X-ray of the tooth helps us to determine the present condition and the extent of the decay. This helps to diagnose the teeth whether it can be saved by root canal treatment or it needs extraction. If the...  Read Full »

I have a tender, decayed tooth present on the edge of the gums. Is it good to extract it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a decayed second molar on the bottom right side (photo attached). It is decayed over the years to about one third. Just now, it has completely broken off and freed itself from its roots, but is held by only the inside edge of my gums. There is no swelling, but the gums have been te...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The ideal solution is to visit the dentist or oral surgeon for removing the tooth. The broken piece is not clearly visible on the photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, trying to pull it out on your own will be quite painful and also may lea...  Read Full »

What should I do for my chronic toothache?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a chronic toothache. I took an X-ray of the tooth. Is there anything wrong with my X-ray? Currently, I am taking Citalopram 40 mg and Doxycycline.   Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the X-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your left central incisor shows a problem of internal resorption. I suggest you continue taking medications for five days and then do RCT (root canal treatment) for this affected tooth. ...  Read Full »

How long does the pain last after root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone root canal treatment ten months back. Still, I have a tingling sensation and soreness in my tooth while biting my foods. It got improved bit by bit but very slowly. Is there a chance for me to get it healed completely? or Do I need extraction?  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ten months period is more than enough for the root canal treatment to get healed. It gets relieved by a week or by two sittings. If the patient does not have pain or any other issues with root canal treatment, then it is sealed and then a crown is placed over it. This e...  Read Full »

Is extraction advisable for shooting tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got problems with four different teeth. My front tooth is extremely sensitive and painful most of the time. A molar has had a deep filling that was done about a month and a half ago. Still, it hurts, and my dentist said it is nothing to worry. It feels as if shooting pains and some...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I just have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For the front teeth, get a radiograph done. Maybe there is some trauma to the tooth and it requires root canal treatment. For deeply filling tooth, if the pain is there, then that can be...  Read Full »

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