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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What is the reason for my left-sided headache with ear pain and toothache of the same side?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have been experiencing the following symptoms for about two weeks. My symptoms are headaches that have been constant for more than a week now. At first, I thought the headaches were just because I slept late and lack sleep hours. But they still hurt even wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Marianne Pia F. Almario

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I am sorry you do not feel well. Your headache could be secondary to your infections (ear infection and dental caries). I suggest you take antibiotics for a week and pain reliever and let us observe how it will go. Upon starting the antibiotic, the improvement...  Read Full »

Why does my upper tooth feel a little sore?

Query: I hit my upper front tooth with a bottle whilst taking a drink from a bottle and banged my lip. It didn't feel very hard at the time although it did break the skin on my upper lip. But after 2 days my upper lip and nostrils have felt a bit numb and tingly. My tooth is feeling a little sore (achy) b...  Read Full »


Dr. Blake Louscher

Dentist

Answer: I'm sorry to hear your tooth and lip got a little banged up. I hope whatever you were drinking was worth it ;). It is very normal for the tooth to still have an achy feeling-- sort of like a bruise. It would be expected that this might last about a week. I would expect the same timeline for the lip...  Read Full »

How to save my molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. A few days ago, I had a toothache on my molar teeth and have mobility when touched. I have a big hole in that tooth from my childhood. I guess the black circle is the vein of the tooth. I could not afford to get an implant tooth. I had pain in that tooth a year back...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that this tooth is decayed with loss of large crown structure. The decay has also spread to the roots.  As you have mentioned, there is some mobility on touching the tooth and some...  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

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

Query: I got a severe toothache which I was already done a root canal treatment I couldn't found any dental care due to corona virus can you please suggest some prescription to get a relief from the pain  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Dentist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, welcome to icliniq. Thank you for sending your query. A tooth, after root canal treatment, should not cause any pain if the treatment is done perfectly. But if not, there might be development of infection below the root of the tooth and cause severe pain. There are other causes of pain like i...  Read Full »

How to restore my tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neglected my dental health for a long time. I am a 62 year old married male. I have had several teeth extracted. I lived with a couple teeth whose caps have broken off on my left side and a few molars on the right for chewing. I am suffering from hypertension and is controlled wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By reading about your symptoms, it seems that your root canal treated tooth is the one causing the problem. The rate of success of such root canal treatment is lesser in old age and also if you are diabetic. The only meaningful solution seems to remove the teeth and place...  Read Full »

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

Query: I had braces 7 to 8 years back. Afterwards, I was told to wear plastic retainers nightly, which I did for 5 years. Over the last 3 or so, I've been experiencing nearly constant pain in my teeth and gums, particularly the front bottom row but elsewhere too, and some of my teeth wiggle slightly, they ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, I'm sorry for your pain. It seems to me that this has nothing to do with your previous orthodontic treatment which you finished 7 years ago and even discontinued your retainers wear. You may check your wisdom teeth or have a look at your gums by a dental professional. Sometimes things just h...  Read Full »

What could cause undetectable throbbing pain in tooth or gums with sleep disturbance?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I am suffering from a tooth or gum infection. My left upper jaw started to hurt last month. It felt like it was one of the teeth at the end of the left upper jaw. I checked for cavities but nothing was visible. The pain stopped after a few days but I have been suffering from...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushik Arya

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the information you have provided, it looks like you might be suffering from a dental infection due to severe dental decay causing inflammation of the dental pulp. Since the decay is not visible directly, it might be between two teeth or perhaps your upper...  Read Full »

How is pain from underneath a dental crown treated?

Query: For just over 2 weeks I have been experiencing an aching pain underneath one of my crowns. This crown has already received root canal treatment around 4/5 years ago due to A dead nerve which was a result of chipped teeth. As this throbbing pain persisted and began to get worse, especially at night b...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, I'm sorry for your pain. It seems that the infection in your crowned tooth has come back again. You can confirm this by palpating the gum above your tooth where the root is usually located inside the bone and tap with your finger on the tip of the tooth. If you feel pain then it's a recurrin...  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 course of antibiotics and so the dentist again prescribed a five day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain and then the pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

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 lower right side, then go for scaling. If there is...  Read Full »

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