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my molar tooth hurts

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
A couple of things: Here are some possibilities. It could be an infection. It could be sinuses. It could be widening of the periodontal ligament. It could be periodontal ... Read More
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Dr. Fernando Juliao
29 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Possibly a problem like a cavity, or a crack in the tooth. If this problem has occurred for more than 5 days, get it evaluated by a dentist!
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Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Sinus infection?: Sinus infections an cause upper back teeth to hurt even though there is nothing wrong with the tooth. You also could be grinding your teeth and putti ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Clinical Evaluation: And x-ray is needed to come up with a definitive diagnosis. A cracked tooth syndrome can cause pain when pressure is placed on the tooth. It is very ... Read More
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Tooth could be fractured or infected. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible to determine what is causing the pain and what needs to be done a ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
To be determined: It could be one of many things- a broken filling, sore tooth from bruxism, a fracture in the tooth, an infection, a cavity, etc. Your dentist can dete ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a dentist: You need a dental evaluation, possible x rays and dental care.
Dr. Osman Mohamed
18 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth: Do you have wisdom teeth yet? Sometimes when they are erupting they feel that way and nothing to warry, sometimes they erupt to wrong direction and th ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Operculum: That is the small piece of tissue that covers the wisdom tooth. If you do not have your wisdom teeth, then you possibly have a periodontal pocket in t ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Two: Recurrent infection in your bone or a fractured tooth. Only educated guesses, so see your dentist for a complete evaluation.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
COULD BE: This scenario could be due to several different causes. The issue could be the TM joint on the same side as the tooth pain. Dr. Travell 1984 treatise ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Fistula....: I personally advise you first see a dentist to discuss your options based upon a clinical exam and x-rays. You should understand the pros and cons of ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: Normal for a clot. If purulent drainage or foul smell and a fevr seek medical help.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection: Infections of teeth can be due to endodontic or periodontal causes. Infections can cause the swelling. They need to be treated by a dentist, so the so ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Probably ok: If tissues are badly swollen, however, the tissues can be pulling on the stitches. Call the Dentist or Oral Surgeon that did your surgery, that's the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If the tooth has an abscess and is unrestorable, then it needs to be extracted. The infection can spread and cause many other health problems.

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