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Tooth abcess on my upper front teeth?

Tooth abcess on my upper front teeth?

Tooth abscess: An abscess is an infection and infections can spread and cause serious complications. Set up an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. This requires professional help. If your face starts swelling, you have a fever or other complication and you can't get to a dentist off hours, go to 14/7 medical facility or the ER of a hospital. Best advice is see a dentist asap! ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Left side gums sore. Left front tooth feels bruised. sore between 2 back bottom teeth & between 2 back top teeth (same back teeth filled 1.5 yr ago).

Left side gums sore. Left front tooth feels bruised. sore between 2 back bottom teeth & between 2 back top teeth (same back teeth filled 1.5 yr ago).

Could be: Could be from cavities, fractures, gum disease, parafunctional habits such as clenching or grinding, malocclusion, or many other causes. In other words, there's no one quick answer to your question. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a tooth cause neck and shoulder pain? Broken split back molar

Can a tooth cause neck and shoulder pain? Broken split back molar

It might: If a tooth is broken and split, it most likely needs to be extracted anyway, so have it extracted, and see how you feel. If the pain does not go away, see y our physician. ...Read more

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Chipped back molar no tooth pain but tongue sore from rubbing. Discomfort in upper and lower jaw area. Molar on bottom . Can this cause jaw pain 2?

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Definitely, yes: Traumatic ulcers of the tongue are usually the cause of the jaw pain. they are next to the cause of the damage (broken, sharp tooth) and go away once the source of the problem is removed. Fix your molar ASAP. ...Read more

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Tooth pain throbbing on left side. Left side molar hurts. Have a permanent retainer on the front bottom teeth, is the molar being impacted

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Tooth pain throbbing on left side. Left side molar hurts. Have a permanent retainer on the front bottom teeth, is the molar being impacted

See a dentist: Sounds like not impaction. It is dental abscess. The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full range of antibiotics presently available. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Should not: To the contrary, the root canal should relieve the pain! proper anesthesia should prevent pain during the procedure! ...Read more

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Tooth decay on left lateral incisor. Why?

Tooth decay on left lateral incisor. Why?

Out of balance.: Tooth decay happens when the acid caused by bacteria overwhelms the mineral structure of the tooth. In other words: the tooth endured more negative hits than it could handle. Teeth are strengthened by good hygiene, good salivary flow, and healthy mineral levels; they are weakened by sugar (which feed bacteria), hygiene insufficiency, or tooth compromise. Talk with your dentist about specifics ;-). ...Read more

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Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted over three weeks ago. All teeth still sensitive. Bottom teeth/jaw area feels tight. Normal?

Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted over three weeks ago. All teeth still sensitive. Bottom teeth/jaw area feels tight. Normal?

Can be.: Often it takes quite a while to become comfortable after surgery. Individuals vary in their ability to be stretched open and remain there and therefore vary in recovery time. Do not keep testing it by overopening. You may massage the muscles where the tightness is to see if it will help. Sensitivity is usually due to exposed root where tissue healing. Call Surgeon if doesn't improve. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum. ?

Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum. ?

Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues. ...Read more

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Dull achey toothache..last tooth on upper right side. pain in jaw going up my temple and head.wisdom teeth out have teeth grinding prob WorseInMorngs?

Dull achey toothache..last tooth on upper right side. pain in jaw going up my temple and head.wisdom teeth out have teeth grinding prob WorseInMorngs?

See your dentist: Pain and aches around the posterior teeth could originate from the nerve of the back tooth. Soreness of the joint and the muscles (TMJ) and/or sinus problems can cause the pain as well. Consult your dentist ...Read more

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Will getting root canaled teeth pulled painful?

Will getting root canaled teeth pulled painful?

Very similar to : other tooth extraction. However, in some cases a root canal treated tooth is harder to extract. Since there is no blood supply tot the tooth, the tooth tends to get brittle over time. In any case you will be anesthetized, so you won't feel anything Follow all instructions the dentist gives you to help preventing future complications. Good luck ...Read more

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Can an impacted lower left wisdom tooth cause pain? Also can you feel the wisdom tooth pain in lower front jaw? Under front bottom teeth?

Can an impacted lower left wisdom tooth cause pain? Also can you feel the wisdom tooth pain in lower front jaw? Under front bottom teeth?

Impacted wisdom toot: An impacted lower wisdom tooth can effect the nerve and cause pain radiating down your jaw to the front teeth. Get this checked out by an oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Can my bottom front teeth hurt from wisdom teeth coming in or pushing on the molars?

Can my bottom front teeth hurt from wisdom teeth coming in or pushing on the molars?

Referred Pain: It is always possible to get some referred pain in the head and neck region, but without radiographs and an examination, one cannot say for sure this is the cause. Calculus deposits behind your front teeth causing inflammation, and grinding are two other possiblilites. Have your local dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Can getting a chipped tooth sanded down hurt?

Can getting a chipped tooth sanded down hurt?

No, but: Find out if that would be the best option. Whether to smooth off a small chip or sharp edge vs. Replace it with tooth colored composite or other restoration depends upon many factors that need to be evaluated by your dentist and then discussed with you. ...Read more

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Could my jaw be fractured during tooth extraction?

Could my jaw be fractured during tooth extraction?

Yes: A rare complication of wisdom tooth extraction is a fractured jaw. Another reason to have your wisdom teeth extracted by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to whiten teeth if I have a cracked back molar?

Is it safe to whiten teeth if I have a cracked back molar?

Well, no.: The main issue is one of priorities. Implicit in your question is that treatment of your cracked molar has been deferred, and most of the risk implicit in your scenario derives from neglect of that tooth. Therefore, although tooth whitening is not intrinsically risky, delaying the repair of your broken tooth is. Capisce? ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is this white splodge on my back molar?

I'm wondering what is this white splodge on my back molar?

Cavity: It's a cavity stating from either bad oral hygiene , bad diet or too much flourid like in drinking water for example. Get it treated asap before it turns to othe thing worse to treat later. ...Read more

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What can I do if my back molar is broken is root canal standard?

What can I do if my back molar is broken is root canal standard?

IN MOST CASES: In most cases, but you should go see your dentist asap to have the tooth evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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It's been exactly 48 hours and 26 minutes since I had my right back molar extracted. Would it be okay for me to smoke a cigarette or no?

It's been exactly 48 hours and 26 minutes since I had my right back molar extracted. Would it be okay for me to smoke a cigarette or no?

OK?: Smoking will increase risk of dry socket, slow the healing process, give you bad breath, prematurely age your facial skin, stain your fingers, turn your teeth brown, facilitate gum disease, cause oral, pharyngeal.esophageal, and lung cancer, increase risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney and liver disease, low birth weight babies, premature births, etc. it's been 2 days, try for 3, 4, more. ...Read more

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What is extraction site of a back molar supposed to look like after a week and what amount of pain am I supposed to have?

What is extraction site of a back molar supposed to look like after a week and what amount of pain am I supposed to have?

Depends: Typically, a blood clot will organize in the extraction site that will be replaced by soft tissue, and eventually with bone formation. The appearance of the extraction site one week post op may vary depending on the complexity of the extraction, and whether or not a dry socket is present. The level of discomfort likewise can vary, also dependent upon the above and individual perceptions of pain. ...Read more

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Upper back molar hurts pretty bad when I press on it with my finger. What can this be?

Upper back molar hurts pretty bad when I press on it with my finger. What can this be?

Many Possibilities: Cracked tooth, failing root canal, infection, caries, periodontal disease. Have it checked out ...Read more

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My dentist said I have a pit on my back molar and it can go away, what can I do to speed it up?

Really?: With all due respect, I have never heard of a pit going away. A pit is a hole. They don't magically disappear. Perhaps a better explanation from your dentist 'is in order. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of having my left bottom back molar pulled instead of a root canal?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of having my left bottom back molar pulled instead of a root canal?

Teeth shifts: The opposing tooth may shift and erupt towards the now empty space. If you have a tooth further behind the extracted tooth, that tooth may also tilt into the now empty space. Long term you may lose all of the teeth that have shifted into the empty area, and you may develop jaw joint problems. ...Read more

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Can getting my (upper right back molar) extracted change my face structure permanently? If so, is it enough for most people to notice?

Can getting my (upper right back molar) extracted  change my face structure permanently? If so, is it enough  for most people to notice?

Molar: No one will notice however extraction is not the best choice if the tooth can be saved. First molar occlusion can be problematic , the width of your jaw in that area will shrink 25-40 percent over five years(face change) and your bottom molar will erupt out of the socket (super eruption) trying to touch the molar you extracted potentially causing loss of that molar. Save it if you can. ...Read more

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Got filling 2 months ago - back molar - still feels sensitive when i eat very sweet foods. What could be the cause? Faulty filling? Shld i make appt?

Got filling 2 months ago - back molar - still feels sensitive when i eat very sweet foods. What could be the cause? Faulty filling? Shld i make appt?

Imo: sensitive to sweet may, i said may, indicate there is still caries( decay ) present , or a void in the tooth-filling interface. Also if you have recession , the root surface can be more sensitive though at 24 yo not as common... Another possibility, it could be an adjacent tooth to the one worked on . As previously advised, contact your treating dentist for guidance. ...Read more

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Does an injection on the lower canine hurt more than one on a back molar? I have cavity on canine and molar beside it and i'm terrified. Please help!

Does an injection on the lower canine hurt more than one on a back molar? I have cavity on canine and molar beside it and i'm terrified.  Please help!

no it shouldn't: Your dentist would apply a topical gel and than the shot is given..The canine and the molar region both area gums should feel numb after the topical gel applied..May sting for few seconds..And than you dont feel anything...Dont worry the process is not painful its more the look of the syringe ..Can let your dentist know you are really anxious about the proceedure so they can do there best to help. ...Read more

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I bite down on food, and the back molar hurts. How come?

I bite down on food, and the back molar hurts. How come?

Pain on pressure: It could be any number of things- a cavity; broken, chipped or cracked filling; fractured tooth; occlusal (bite) problem; gum inflammation; nerve degradation or infection; or something else. See your dentist for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about a small chip in my left back molar?

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Get it checked out: Sometime a small chip can propagate and lead to a vertical crack. A lot of it depends on the location of the chip and whether there is enough occlusal load in that area. Let a dentist check it out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your back molar gums are swollen?

What does it mean when your back molar gums are swollen?

Multiple reasons: Could be due to buildup of bacteria in form of plaqueor calculus, infection due to a problem with the tooth itself or even trauma or external stimulus. See a qualified dentist to evaluate. ...Read more

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My back molar is decayed i've had pain for 3 days now and my cheek is super inflamed . Would they do an extraction ?

My back molar is decayed i've had pain for 3 days now and my cheek is super inflamed . Would they do an extraction ?

Maybe: You would really need to see a dentist to get an evaluation of the tooth and possible x-rays to see the extent of the infection and whether you would need antibiotics etc as well as a possible extraction. Good luck. ...Read more

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If the single back molar at the upper left (or right) pulled, Will the teeth below it rise, and could it worse/effect the TMJ?

Probably: Depends on occlusion with teeth in opposing arch. Most often removal of any back tooth with failure to replace can result in problems such as over-eruption, posterior bite collapse, anterior flaring, and joint dysfunction. Proper replacement is exquisitely important and should be done by the best Dentist you can find. ...Read more

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Had back molar extracted 5 days ago. Have food stuck in there since extraction. Tried salt water rinses how do I get the food out?

Had back molar extracted 5 days ago. Have food stuck in there since extraction. Tried salt water rinses how do I get the food out?

Keep it clean: but don't fuss with the extraction site because you might disturb the blood clot that is essential to the healing process.. After five days you should be well on your way to uneventful healing. At this point a small amount of food probably won't matter. ...Read more

Molar Tooth (Definition)

The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more