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Doctor insights on: Filing Down A Tooth

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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?

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 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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