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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


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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?

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?

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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My dentist suggested root canal to my 2nd molar tooth with cavity in the lower jaw. I can't afford having crown, can I skip it n still get treatment?

My dentist suggested root canal to my 2nd molar tooth with cavity in the lower jaw. I can't afford having crown, can I skip it n still get treatment?

Yes: Get the root canal. Make sure two things are done. First, have the tooth totally out of occlusion! second, have a bonded core placed after all previous fillings and decay is removed. Then try to avoid eating on this tooth. This can by you some time. The am assoc of endodontists recommends that all posterior teeth w root canals be protected w crowns or onlays! ...Read more

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Im having bad jaw pain after 8 cavities! It has been 2 weeks later and its getting worse! went to dentist for xrays and he said give i9t 2 more weeks.

Im having bad jaw pain after 8 cavities! It has been 2 weeks later and its getting worse! went to dentist for xrays and he said give i9t 2 more weeks.

Jaw muscle soreness: having your mouth open for an extending period for dental work can cause the jaw muscles to become sore. You and your dentist may want to consider a muscle relaxant medication and/or some ibuprofen. Another cause could be the filling may need to be adjusted on a tooth/teeth or one of the fillings may be deep, close to the nerve of the tooth. However, maybe time is what is only needed. ...Read more

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Cheek and jaw pain a week after having a cavity filled. What should I do?

See dentist: This could be anything from injection trauma to a possible root canal problem. Your dentist will diagnose and treat properly. ...Read more

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Jaw pain last week, dentist filled 2 cavities, one top and one bottom on left side. No pain after procedure, now day after the pain returned.

Pain: You just had surgery done. Some post-operative discomfort is not unusual. Give it a couple of days. If the pain has not started to ease off in two days, call your Dentist. In the meantime try an OTC pain reliever as per package directions. ...Read more

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I have right jaw pain at cheekbone hurts to bite down & open mouth wide hurts to touch no cavities , what's causing it?

I have right jaw pain at cheekbone hurts to bite down & open mouth wide hurts to touch no cavities , what's causing it?

TMJ: It sounds like muscular pain or referred pain from trigger points. This can be due to the way your teeth bite together. It could be from a whiiplash injury.It could be a sinus infection. There could be an abscessed tooth that is interfering with your bite. You need to get an exam to determine a cause. ...Read more

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I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

Yes: dental decay involving the tooth nerve can often feel like it is coming from different locations (referred pain). See the dentist asap and get this taken care of. ...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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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


Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more