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 to treat swollen gums and pain in the lower tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing tooth pain and mild gum swelling for the last two to three days. It is paining a lot and I am unable to eat food too. Kindly suggest remedies. I am consuming Rajnigandha (pan masala) for the last two years, have reduced the consumption since pain is there.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest some medicines, but please stop the consumption of Rajnigandha immediately. Do not take spicy and hot food. Take tablet Augmentin 625 (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) twice daily, Zerodol SP (Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Serratiopeptidase) twice daily, H...  Read Full »

Please help me to find the reason for my tooth pain from the x-ray.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my tooth. After the x-ray, the dentist said it is ok. But I still cannot chew food and drinks are painful. Kindly suggest me a second opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can see in x-ray, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) nothing serious. But one thing I noticed a space between fifth, and sixth tooth and the space between the sixth and seventh tooth are wider than usual. I think there may be food lodgment occurred...  Read Full »

Why is there severe pain in a permanently filled tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with the tooth that was decayed. A few days back it was cleaned and had permanent fillings on the first upper molar. However, on the same night, felt a slight pain when I touched the tooth or ate, which became more prominent the next day, and woke up with severe pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need a professional assistance as soon as possible. There may be two possibilities. The first one is carries present in deep part of tooth and create problem, in this condition you need root canal treatment. The second one may be the height of filled material ...  Read Full »

What can be done to bring down swelling associated with tooth pain and dislodged filling?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three days, I have had severe tooth pain and swelling. My filling fell out and it has started to decay to the point that I only have half a tooth and a giant hole where food is constantly getting stuck. The swelling is so bad I can only describe it as it looks as if I am h...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a swelling. It means that it still has an infection. Please do not use a warm application in infection side. You need a dental check up as soon as possible. Your dentist will take an X-ray and see the infected area after he or she decides treatment (either r...  Read Full »

Have I taken adequate dose of Advil for toothache?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have been experiencing severe tooth pain and cannot reach a dentist at the moment. Due to the pain, I have been taking Advil. Yesterday I took three Advil, two at once and then waited eight hours to take one more. Today I have taken two Advil every eight hours for a total o...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In an emergency, if you have severe pain and take some painkiller then it is fine for temporary relief. But you should not take it as you have taken. If there is an infection causing your dental pain then your painkiller gives only symptomatic relief, but your dental...  Read Full »

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