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Q. What is causing my tooth pain - cavity, broken tooth or wisdom tooth eruption?

Answered by
Dr. Srinivas Saketh Gummuluru
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 07, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am having tooth pain, and I am not sure what the cause is. I do have a cavity on the top row beside my front tooth, but would that affect my bottom teeth too? The pain feels like a dull pressure, so maybe it is the wisdom teeth? I am 18, so I suppose it is possible, but I do not have insurance or the money to figure out any solutions.

My teeth have started hurting more since I started brushing them more often. I only brush in the morning and at night, but I brush for about five minutes each time. Could that be bothering my teeth, and the cavities I already have? Also, I have a tooth in the back left where one-fourth of it just broke off while eating, so now it is just a sensitive hole, so maybe that has something to do with it?

Dr. Srinivas Saketh Gummuluru

Dentistry Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Oral Implantologist


Welcome to

Your teeth look fine in the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but I suggest you get an appointment with a dentist and get to know what is causing you the pain. Is it the wisdom tooth or the broken tooth or any other tooth having a cavity or is it just a sensitivity.

It can be confirmed by a dentist, that too after checking out an X-ray. Rather than worrying, better have a dentist appointment soon.

For more information consult a dentist online -->

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