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A 28-year-old male asked:

I had right side tooth, cheek and head pain. dentist said no problem with teeth, root or nerve. it is because of stress.now only filling tooth is pain?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See an endodontist: Oral infections such as certain chronic abscess or cracked, fractured teeth can often be difficult to diagnose and treat. In addition to dental school, endodontists receive 2-3 more years of advanced education in this kind of diagnosis and treatment. That’s why you should see an endodontist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
What is the ?: What is causing the pain? Could be stress. To relieve stress we often grind our teeth, usually picking on one tooth. Could be a cracked tooth. Cracks are hard to diagnose, are not seen on x- rays. Could be from sinus infection. Common enough this time of year. How long has this pain been going on? Did you have a filling recently? What makes the pain feel better or worse? Answers would be helpful.
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Last updated Oct 11, 2020
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