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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

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Can a tooth ache cause shoulder pain and numdness in 2 of you're fingers not sure where pain is from tooth or shoulder

Can a tooth ache cause shoulder pain and numdness in 2 of you're fingers not sure where pain is from tooth or shoulder

If: If you have a bad dental infection, you can get abscesses that extend into the soft tissues of your neck. I suppose an infection that's bad enough might cause irritation of the nerve bundles in the neck that carry information from your arm and hand. If that is what's going on, it is an extremely serious and potentially life-threatening problem that needs to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Can a tooth ache cause you to be nauseus and sick to your stomach with direraha?

Can a tooth ache cause you to be nauseus and sick to your stomach with direraha?

Possibly: If the tooth has an abscess and it is draining puss into your system constantly than it is possible but have the tooth examined and treated-if symptoms stop than cause was tooth-if not see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Can a tooth ache cause a headache? Headache started after eating. Which OTC med is best?

Can a tooth ache cause a headache? Headache started after eating. Which OTC med is best?

Yes, referred pain: The term referred pain (heterotopic) refers to any spontaneous pain that is felt in the area other than its true source. The reason for this pain is that the original source of pain input produces a sensitization in inter-neurons responsible of heterotopic pain. Toothache is a source, headache is a site.
Best "otc medication" is to see your dentist. Blocking the tooth pain will eliminate the ha. ...Read more

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What could cause a tooth ache if you don't have any cavities?

What could cause a tooth ache if you don't have any cavities?

Many things: You could have periodontal disease, cracked tooth syndrome, night time grinding, sinus infection, or any number of other things. Sounds like you need to see a dentist to have your pain diagnosed to find the answer in your specific case. ...Read more

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It is possible that a jaw ache and tooth ache cause a head ache?

It is possible that a jaw ache and tooth ache cause a head ache?

Very common: Symptoms of toothache include jaw pain, headache, fever, and facial tenderness. See your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the cause behind mild tooth-ache?

What is the cause behind mild tooth-ache?

It could be anything: This can be related to an area of decay, a faulty filling, a sensitive root surface, a loose or decayed crown, clenching or grinding, among other things. A dentist can determine which is most likely in your situation. ...Read more

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What causes tooth ache in a three years old?

Decay: A three year old probably has all the the deciduous or primary teeth already. The adult teeth don't start coming in until about six years old. If there is decay in any of the teeth, that could be the cause of some pain. There is also the possibility of a sore somewhere on the gums, cheek or lips that could also hurt. ...Read more

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Been having tooth ache on multiple teach and mouth for a week or so, breathing causes irritation I'm traveling atm is 2weeks 2long to wait to see dent?

Depends: If your pain is dull and on multiple teeth, it may be due to your stress and occlusal issues. Meaning, you may be grinding your teeth while you are asleep or under stress, and this can lead to a dull ache and present pain in multiple teeth. This is presuming that you are someone who takes good care of your teeth, and have good oral hygiene, and visit your dentist at least annually. ...Read more

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What can cause an ear ache, head ache and tooth ache?

What can cause an ear ache, head ache and tooth ache?

Pulpitis: Certain teeth w/ inflamed pulps cause referred pain that result in headaches
upper molars refer pain to the temporal area causing headaches
lorwer molars refer pain to the ear
these are just 2 of the more common examples causing headaches. ...Read more

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Can canker sores on the gum by the base of the tooth cause tooth pain? It doesn't hurt to chew, it's just a dull tooth ache in the area by the sore.

Yes: It can be hard to precisely map the source of pain.
Fortunately canker sores resolve on their own within 2 weeks. If no improvement or worsening your dentist can check for other causes of gum disease. ...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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