A member asked:
my front tooth is sensitive and sends a sharp pain when in contact with other teeth. also, the gums above it feel numb and feels like it's an air sac?
4 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
See a dentist: Could be a number of problems. The tooth must be evaluated by a dentist who can examine, take x-rays and make appropriate suggestions.
Dentistry 40 years experience
Needs evaluation: Could be an endodontic or periodontal problem. Cannot tell without an exam and radiographs or knowing the condition of the tooth. See a local dentist.
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Infection: May be gum infection, tooth infection, or combined lesion. Please see your Dentist. The sooner this is treated the less chance of the infection spreading.
Dentistry 38 years experience
See DDS: See your dentist immediately to avoid any further complications. What is the history of the tooth, trauma? decay?
Last updated Apr 5, 2020
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