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A 42-year-old female asked:

My gums and/or teeth bottom left side have been hurting when i drink or eat something cold. i want to know why?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
The cause of your: Dental problems cannot be determined over the internet. That would require a clinical exam and x-rays. There are too many possibilities to even list. See a local dentist to determine the cause of your discomfort and what would be the appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Could be a cavity..: .. Or a cracked filling, or a fractured tooth, or gum recession. So hard to know for sure without seeing it together with a radiograph. Make an appointment with a local dentist to find out the cause and what treatment may be indicated.
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 34 years experience
Many possibilities: Sensitivity to temperature could be simple root exposure/gum recession and resultant "dentin hypersensitivity." unfortunately, cold sensitivity can also be from decay, a defective filling, a crack/fracture of the tooth, or trauma from a tooth or filling that interferes with the bite. Best to have it evaluated by your dentist.
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Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Cavity?: Could be a cavity or gum recession which exposes the tooth nerve which reacts with a pain sensation. See your dentist.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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