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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...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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Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Dentist can recheck: A dentist can re-evaluate a tooth if there is pain after a cavity filling. The dentist can see if there is an infection or some other reason for the pain. An endodontist can check for problems with the root of the tooth, and give an opinion on whether a root canal is needed. Meanwhile, the pain medicine recommended by one's dentist, or over-the-counter pain medicine, can help with the ache. ...Read more

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Abscess on roof of mouth right behind front teeth. Painful. Help.

Abscess on roof of mouth right behind front teeth. Painful. Help.

Phone call: Help is as close as your telephone. Please call a local dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. An abscess can be caused by a non-vital nerve or periodontal problems, conditions that you cannot treat yourself. Feel better soon.. ...Read more

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Gap in front teeth- tooth bonding can fix it?

Gap in front teeth- tooth bonding can fix it?

Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read more

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Could braces close the gap of 1 missing front top tooth?

Could braces close the gap of 1 missing front top tooth?

Not ideal treatment: As an adult, the best replacement is a dental implant. It depends on the condition of the adjacent teeth and what your treatment objectives are. Discuss your desires with a local dentist who can actually examine you and treat you. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...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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Tooth pain throbbing on left side. Left side molar hurts. Have a permanent retainer on the front bottom teeth, is the molar being impacted

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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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Wisdom tooth cavity. Burning nerve pain behind tooth. No tooth pain but very sensitive mucosa around tooth. Cold drink brings pain. Is tooth culprit?

Wisdom tooth cavity. Burning nerve pain behind tooth. No tooth pain but very sensitive mucosa around tooth. Cold drink brings pain. Is tooth culprit?

Tooth ache: This pain is most likely related to a possible cavity since you have sensitive to cold fluids. Take ibuprofen for pain and see your dentist asap. You may need antibiotics. You may also apply orajel to the affected tooth. ...Read more

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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Can a cavity in wisdom tooth cause jaw discomfort, ear pain and burning on the mucosa around tooth but NO TOOTH PAIN. Maxilla soreness inside mouth.

Can a cavity in wisdom tooth cause jaw discomfort, ear pain and burning on the mucosa around tooth but NO TOOTH PAIN. Maxilla soreness inside mouth.

Yes: But so can infections around the tooth, TMJ dysfunction, and an ear infection. This can only be accurately diagnosed with a clinical and visual examination. Make an appt with your dentist and/or an ENT specialist. ...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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Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

See a dentist: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...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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How many separate/connected bony buccal walls surround molar tooth #2? Wisdom tooth missing since childhood. Thank-you.

1: Tooth surrounded by 4 walls of bone. 1 on cheek side (buccal), 1 on tongue side (lingual), 1 in front (medial) and 1 in back (distal). Bone surrounding tooth can be damaged by tooth abscess, gum disease, or trauma of malocclusion. ...Read more

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