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A 38-year-old member asked:

why does my tooth hurt when i scratch it?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
Cavity or recession: receding gums will expose new,root surface that is not protected by enamel, this is a result of gum disease or zealous aggressive brushing. Abrasion and or cervical caries can cause the same thing, it is best to see a dentist to get to the bottom of his issue as the recession or abrasion will keep going and cause additional damage to the hole tooth and may be adjacent teeth as well.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Sensitive tooth: Cavity/abscess most common cause. Can also be from fracture, parafunctional habit, malocclusion, gum recession, among so many other possibilities. Bottom line, see your Den test and get it fixed before the symptoms become overwhelming at the most inconvenient time.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is wisdom tooth soreness normal?

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Dr. Debi Williams
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Yes: Wisdom teeth can hurt when they are erupting. The pain can usually be eased with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprophen. If you don't get relief with these medications, see your dentist because you may need to have them extracted. If you tooth is already erupted and you have pain, you could have a fracture or a cavity.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Does it hurt when using a dental ultrasonic scaler?

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Possibly...: If your gums are inflamed you may be sensitive to the ultrasonic scaler..... In some situations the mouth can be anesthetized prior to this procedure.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have my tooth hurt after a pulpotomy?

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Dr. Seth Rosen
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Yes for a short time: It is normal to feel some pain for a few days after a pulpotomy. If pain persists or is very severe you should return to your dentist.
A 33-year-old female asked:

Part of my wisdom tooth came out and it looks rotted it doesn't hurt do I need to c dentist?

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Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry 41 years experience
YES!!!!!: Teeth are like icebergs and most of your tooth is below the surface. You need to have a radio-graph of the area the tooth broke off from to make sure it is completely gone and that there is no infection, tooth remains, or cystic tissue left behind. If there is a draining infection there may be no pain at this time but you need to see a dentist.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Does it hurt very much to drill into a wisdom tooth?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
No if numb: Proper local anesthetics takes care of that.;.

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