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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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I have pain in my neck going down the back of right arm. Also my pointer finger feels numb, like when u get lidocaine for tooth ache. What causes this?

I have pain in my neck going down the back of right arm. Also my pointer finger feels numb, like when u get lidocaine for tooth ache. What causes this?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Cold consistent throat ache and tooth pain related?

Cold consistent throat ache and tooth pain related?

Tooth pain: They definitely could be-can you localize it to one tooth or to many teeth. Is the tooth on the upper or lower. If it is multiple teeth and it is on the top the sinus may be involved. If you can localize the tooth pain isee your dentist otherwise see your physician. ...Read more

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Will bruxism lead to generalized tooth pain and a chronic sore throat?

Will bruxism lead to generalized tooth pain and a chronic sore throat?

Yes and no: I do believe bruxism can lead to generalized tooth pain. I do not thing it alone can lead to a chronic sore throat. Please see your dentist who can follow up on this best. ...Read more

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I have a tremendous tooth pain, extreme sore throat and swelling of my cheek wall?

I have a tremendous tooth pain, extreme sore throat and swelling of my cheek wall?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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On and off sore throat near collarbone on left side, sometimes dull tooth ache, unsure if related. Feels like mucus there. Could it be thyroid?

On and off sore throat near collarbone on left side, sometimes dull tooth ache, unsure if related. Feels like mucus there. Could it be thyroid?

Unrelated problems: Since these issues are unrelated you should address each separately. See your PCP for sore throat evaluation and your dentist for tooth pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pls help. My Crp is 24 or 4 fold higher than my lab values. Should I worry. Currently having sore throat and mild tooth pain. Is this serius. Thnx?

Pls help. My Crp is 24 or 4 fold higher than my lab values. Should I worry. Currently having sore throat and mild tooth pain. Is this serius. Thnx?

Not necessarily: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Elevated CRP in someone with infection is an expected finding. You may wish to repeat the test about 6 weeks after you have recovered from the infection.
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I'm suffering from tooth ache, sore throat, facial rash (and by rash, I mean it kind of looks like a rash but it isn't red and doesn't itch) and a cold.

I'm suffering from tooth ache, sore throat, facial rash (and by rash, I mean it kind of looks like a rash but it isn't red and doesn't itch) and a cold.

Many possibilities: Your symptoms seem to be quite diverse. You should be seen by your family physician for the rash, throat, and cold-like symptoms. The toothache may be related to those, or a separate issue. If it is severe, see a dentist or endodontist as well. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause tooth pain? Severe headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light, tooth ache, feeling lightheaded

Can a migraine cause tooth pain? Severe headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light, tooth ache, feeling lightheaded

Yes, but: It is just as likely, or more, that the tooth has caused the other distress. See your dentist if this has happened before or if it continues past a normal 'migraine' for you. Migraines are a very specific thing and don't usually impact teeth or jaw. Rather the temple (s) are most common. Have a dental exam. Best! ...Read more

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I had a really bad tooth ache so I took some co-codimal which took away the pain but neck is now slightly swollen and it hurts to move my tongue?

I had a really bad tooth ache so I took some co-codimal which took away the pain but neck is now slightly swollen and it hurts to move my tongue?

Go to ER: You may potentially be getting a severe infection originating from a tooth abscess spreading to your throat. If this is the case, it can be life threatening. I suggest you either go to a dentist immediately, or the er. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

Dental emergency: It sure sounds like a dental emergency. Get to a dentist as soon as possible for treatment of the tooth along with antibiotics if there is an infection, which is likely. Infections can spread and cause serious consequences so do not delay! ...Read more

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I have mild head ear & tooth ache at the same time, right side of face only, neck ache & pain above eye.

I have mild head ear & tooth ache at the same time, right side of face only, neck ache & pain above eye. <is this from a cavity?

Need to see a doctor: You do need to see a dentist and then a doctor, just getting an answer over the email is not the answer, can be so many things. ...Read more

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I have a large cold sore, swollen glands in my neck and sever mouth/tooth pain. What is going on and what doctor do I see?

Your dentist: This could all be related to the "cold sore" but with what you are saying about the tooth pain. You could have multiple problems as in a cold sore affecting your swollen glands but it could be an abcessed tooth which is producing bacterial infection and possibly that is causing the glands to swell. Bottom line see your dentist. ...Read more

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Cause for ear, throat, tooth pain and stuffy nose but all only on the left side?

Cause for ear, throat, tooth pain and stuffy nose but all only on the left side?

Could be: Could be viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Could be TMJ, sinusitis, tonsillitis, abscessed tooth, gum disease, and do many other possibilities. Please call your Physician and your Dentist for screening exams. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can tooth ache cause pain in collar bone?

Hello docs. I was wondering can tooth ache cause pain in collar bone?

Generally: No but chest pain can sometimes radiate to the collar bone and the teeth so please see your dentist and your md to get a complete work up; you are young but you never know. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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