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Tooth only hurts when I lay down?

Tooth only hurts when I lay down?

Tooth: If your tooth hurts when you lay down you should set up an appointment with a tooth doctor.
I see a tooth doctor annually and I am sure the dentist will give you good care. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get a tooth filed down?

Can it hurt to get a tooth filed down?

Yes and no: If minimal tooth structure is filed down, it does not hurt.
As more and more enamel is taken off; more sensitivity occurs. ...Read more

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Why does tooth hurt when bending down?

Why does tooth hurt when bending down?

Sinus pressure: You may be referring to sinus pressure and when bending down, the pressure becomes evident on the roots of the upper back teeth that are nearest to the sinus making them feel uncomfortable. See your dentist to take radiographs (x-rays) to determine if this is indeed the problem or if you have decay or any other dental condition. ...Read more

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Loose adult tooth. How do I get it anchored down?

Loose adult tooth. How do I get it anchored down?

You need care: You need a periodontist to determine the cause of the problem and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Can I restore a tooth that has been grinded down by clenching/grinding?

Tooth Grinding: Yes it can. Usually the damage caused by bruxing and clenching is generalized. It may involve a complete rehabilitation of the dentition. But, if you have sensitivity or decay or missing tooth structure, your dentist can restore the tooth without having to treat the other worn-off teeth. ...Read more

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What is this tiny dark dot on my tooth that hurts when I push down on it?

What is this tiny dark dot on my tooth that hurts when I push down on it?

Decay?: That's only a guess... you'll need to be examined by a local dentist for a proper diagnosis. These types of problems don't really get better on their own, so the sooner you go to be seen the better you will feel. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a tooth that has come down to "find the bite" to go back to normal?

Is it possible that a tooth that has come down to "find the bite" to go back to normal?

Orthodontically: There are many movements that orthodontists can accomplish using the right combination of brackets, wires, springs, and rubber bands to move teeth in all sorts of directions. If you are asking if that tooth will move itself apically, on its own, without help, the answer is no. ...Read more

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My front tooth has been hurting for about 4 days now. It only hurts when I lay down, there's little pain when I'm sitting up. What could cause this?

My front tooth has been hurting for about 4 days now. It only hurts when I lay down, there's little pain when I'm sitting up. What could cause this?

See a dentist ASAP: The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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My upper tooth hurts when I bite down. What could it be?

My upper tooth hurts when I bite down. What could it be?

Many issues can: Cause this symptom. Infection in the tooth or the gums could be the issue. Your bite can also be partly responsible. Sounds like you should get a dental exam for evaluation and ideas on what to do to correct your problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you explain why does my back tooth hurt when I bite down on it?

Could you explain why does my back tooth hurt when I bite down on it?

Biting pain: Pain caused when you bite down on a tooth cN have several causes including broken or cracked tooth or filling, bad bite, infection, and more. But they all have one thing in common. They need to be treated by a dentist. See a dentist and find out what your specific problem in and the best treatment for your problem. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long will it take for my impacted tooth to come down?

I'm wondering how long will it take for my impacted tooth to come down?

See a dentist: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain 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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There is a straight tiny line going down my tooth, what could be wrong?

Thin line: Enamel is a crystalline glass-like structure and over time with wear and tear small cracks can form in the tooth structure called craze lines. If you can imagine a tiny crack in the windshield of a car, the more the car is driven the bigger the crack gets. Very similar with craze lines. Most of them amount to nothing but if over time they get larger and can be felt like a crease its time to fix it. ...Read more

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In fixed prosthodontics. ..in badly broken down tooth. What we use to get retwntion from ridicualr part??!

In fixed prosthodontics. ..in badly broken down tooth. What we use to get retwntion from ridicualr part??!

A Post: A post (prefabricated or Cast, fiber, metal) is usually placed in the space provided inside the canal after root treatment. If the remaining root is deep inside the gum, it may not be possible for the Post to provide enough retention and it may be best to extract the tooth and place an implant ...Read more

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I had a crown put on a tooth (left bottom second more back) maybe a year ago. I'm feeling some discomfort when I bite down. Any insight?

Dr. Joel Teig Dr. Teig
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I had a crown put on a tooth (left bottom second more back) maybe a year ago. I'm feeling some discomfort when I bite down. Any insight?

You need to be seen: There are a couple of possible reasons for this discomfort. It could be that the nerve within the tooth has become inflamed or the gum tissue and bone surrounding the tooth is inflamed or infected.

It is important to be evaluated by a knowledgeable dentist or dental specialist (oral surgeon, periodontist or endodontist). ...Read more

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Ok now I have a outgrown tooth that hurts at the bottom it hurts everytime I bit down what to do I have sum penicilln vk 500 mg but it hurts?

No penVK see dentist: Pain doesn't necessarily mean infection, and penicillin probably won't help. For sure don't treat yourself. See your dentist then follow his or her advice. ...Read more

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My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?

My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?

Time for a checkup!: From what you describe, your tooth has been decaying for some time now. You are probably way overdue for a dental checkup. See a dentist for a complete and thorough exam, along with whatever x-rays are appropriate and get all your dental work done. Waiting just results in more pain, aggravation, less teeth and more cost. ...Read more

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Tooth pain at night when I lay down?

Tooth pain at night when I lay down?

See your dentist: You may have an abscess or other problem with the nerve of the tooth. Please have it evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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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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When a tooth abcess hurts, does swelling go down?

Dental abscess: These very dangerous conditions require dental care, often with surgical drainage and antibiotics in combination. Pain is an indication of inflammation and irritation of nerve endings in the area involved and swelling will usually increase. ...Read more

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