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Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain: I'm not sure what your question is. Since you are in pain, especially with an ongoing problem that has not gone away for years, the logical and smart approach would be to see a dentist to evaluate the need to remove your problematic wisdom tooth and make sure you have no other dental problems that require treatment. ...Read more

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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What could I do to determine if I should go to the doctor for gum and tooth pain?

What could I do to determine if I should go to the doctor for gum and tooth pain?

See a Dentist ASAP: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity or advanced gum disease. A tooth pain 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. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Upper jaw, gum and tooth pain from sinusitus; what should I do?

Upper jaw, gum and tooth pain from sinusitus; what should I do?

Meds: I recommend seeing your medical doctor for an antibiotic and full sinus health evaluation. In the short term antihistamines and nasal sprays for inflammation can help. ...Read more

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Gums and tooth pain, advice please?

Gums and tooth pain, advice please?

Red Flag Warning: Pain, bleeding, and swelling are your bodies chief signals to your brain that something is really wrong. Pain in the oral cavity usually means spreading infection. As mouth pain means airway involvement, as as oral infections have been linked to so many systemic disasters, heed your bodies warning and call a dentist now, not tonight, not tomorrow, not next week, now! ...Read more

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How can I heal this gum/tooth pain, are there any remedies I can purchase from the store?

How can I heal this gum/tooth pain, are there any remedies I can purchase from the store?

See a dentist ASAP: If you rely on painkillers or other not a definitive treatment, the pain always will come back. Dentist will treat a gum/tooth pain by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain but no cavity or swelling of gums. What could it be?

I have tooth pain but no cavity or swelling of gums. What could it be?

Tooth pain: Can be caused by a host of problems. What produces the pain is extremely helpful in determining the cause. For example- pain on pressure (bite problem, inflamed nerve, root fracture); pain to sweets (microleakage around filling); sensitivity to cold (exposed dentin, cementum); pain to heat relieved by cold (necrotic nerve); other possibilities as well. Consult with one or more dentists 4 answer. ...Read more

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I have lower front tooth pain since the past 3 days. Is this because of sinus or gum recession?

I have lower front tooth pain since the past 3 days. Is this because of sinus or gum recession?

Your pain: Is more than likely associated with gum recession, localized inflammation, exposure of root structure. If its in the lower anterior midline, could also result from a muco-gingival defect, requiring a gum graft and a frenectomy. Seldom does sinus involvement have an effect on lower anterior teeth. Best to bd seen by a dentist. All the best. ...Read more

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What do they inject in your gum to numb tooth pain?

What do they inject in your gum to numb tooth pain?

Usually: It is usually lidocaine. But other medications are also used. It is usually mixed with a little Epinephrine and a preservative. Ask your dentist what he or she uses. ...Read more

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My teeth were extracted over a yr ago and I have spots on gum where it feels like a very bad tooth pain if I touch it?

My teeth were extracted over a yr ago and I have spots on gum where it feels like a very bad tooth pain if I touch it?

Could be bone chip: After extractions there are often bits of bone that are rejected by the body and work their way out through the gums over time. If a piece is just under the surface it could make a sore spot. If it isn't a bone chip or bone spur something may be going on. Either way see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a left lower inner tooth pain for a month before 2 weeks. Now I have gum swelling under the same tooth and with no pain on tooth and gum.?

I had a left lower inner tooth pain for a month before 2 weeks. Now I have gum swelling under the same tooth and with no pain on tooth and gum.?

Infection: Your description of progressive symptoms sounds like an infection is present in this area it could be in the tooth or the related structures. I strongly advise you to have the area examined immediately to avoid the possible spread of the infection. Your dentist will be able to identfy the source and recommend the required treatment. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain 7/10 over last two days in a tooth which had a filling done on it in 11/2014. No gum swelling or discomfort. What could it be?

More info needed....: Pain = 7/10... to what? Hot? Cold? Biting down? Continuous or episodic? How deep was the filling? Without answers to these questions it is not possible to accurately diagnose your problem. Your best bet is to call our dentist for a followup. Hard to say without a radiograph and and an exam. ...Read more

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Gum slicing pain from extraction a year ago. Recent Root canal, another extraction, causing more severe gum & tooth pain. 5 dentist & oral clueless.

Proper exam: You need to do your homework and find the right place to go to, an oral surgeon or a qualified dentist who can give you the proper physical and radiological examination to reach to a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your condition, weather it's a remaining root from previous extraction or remains infections I'm sure it can be taken care of. ...Read more

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Two Medium Sized Bumps Inside Mouth On Both Cheeks Don't Know When They Came With A Reddish White Center, Also Tooth Pain And Gum Pain What Is This??

Two Medium Sized Bumps Inside Mouth On Both Cheeks Don't Know When They Came With A Reddish White Center, Also Tooth Pain And Gum Pain What Is This??

Bumps + Pain: May be associated with each other, or not associated but coincidental. You have pain and swelling that needs to be seen to be diagnosed. X-rays may be needed. Please call a Dentist for an examination appointment. Literally multiple causes of pain/swelling, so go see a Pro. ...Read more

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Pain from4 tear on bottom inner right gum under tooth. Pain now gone but first area bled, now pus discharge. Dentist says teeth fine but concerned.

Pain from4 tear on bottom inner right gum under tooth. Pain now gone but first area bled, now pus discharge. Dentist says teeth fine but concerned.

Oral hygiene: And see a dentist ASAP. Gum infection can further spread to other parts of the body like jaw bones, palate and throat. It also can result in systemic infection. Therefore, dental treatment is a must. ...Read more

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I hav tooth pain on upper bck right side of mouth and bleeding gums in the same place.

I hav tooth pain on upper bck right side of mouth and bleeding gums in the same place.

Tooth pain: Tooth pain can be related to bleeding gums or it could be a seperate problem-does the pain feel like it is coming from a tooth or from the gums or both? See your dentist very soon to help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

Impacted teeth: It sounds like your wisdom teeth could be partially impacted, or covered with gum. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon asap to have it looked at. ...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

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What can I do to numb the tooth pain from gum disease and sinus pressure?

Not DIY: This is not a do it yourself project. You need to see a periodontist (gum specialist) and an otolaryngologist (ear/nose? Throat specialist). Ask your general dentist and your general physician for referrals. Let them treat you to eliminate disease, and teach you how to then remain healthy. There's no pill, salve, spray, adjustment, herb, or incantation that will help. Go get professional help. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to numb the tooth pain from gum disease and sinus pressure?

Is there anything I can do to numb the tooth pain from gum disease and sinus pressure?

Very hard: "numbing" the pain is not treating the issue. You need to see a dentist an a physician to treat these conditions. In the meantime you can take otc pain meds until you can get an appointment.

Call today and feel better soon. ...Read more

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2yrs wisdom tooth pain, removed 4wks ago, still in extreme pain, x-ray normal no infection, little dry socket not over gum, still in this much pain?

2yrs wisdom tooth pain, removed 4wks ago, still in extreme pain, x-ray normal no infection, little dry socket not over gum, still in this much pain?

Return: Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon for post-surgical reevaluation and appropriate treatment. Cause could be infection, nerve trauma, bone trauma, or other reasons. ...Read more

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Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Probably: Radiographs are not a crystal ball... they don't disclose everything. Did your dentist check to see if the tooth was vital (alive)? Swelling may be from a periodontal issue, so yes, in that case root canal may not be needed. More info necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Have your dentist re-examine you or refer you to an endodontist if s/he can't determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read more

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Tooth pain. Dentist says it's a cavity near gum line. And wait because extraction was done near tooth a month ago. Chills. Scared of sepsis.

Tooth pain. Dentist says it's a cavity near gum line. And wait because extraction was done near tooth a month ago. Chills. Scared of sepsis.

Return to dentist: You need to find out if the pain you are having is from the previous extraction site or from the untreated cavity. We would not normally expect pain from an extraction after a month of healing. If healing normally, then it should be healed enough to allow the second tooth to be fixed. ...Read more

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Tender lump at gum line on top right. Jaw pain and earache. Some pain in neck. No real tooth pain.

Tender lump at gum line on top right. Jaw pain and earache. Some pain in neck. No real tooth pain.

See your dentist: Some conditions like lumps and jaw pain may require further assessment and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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3 days ago I bad tooth pain& all my gums have gone white, now I have chills sweats no appetite throbbing jaw feel sick fast heart white line in cheek?

3 days ago I bad tooth pain& all my gums have gone white, now I have chills sweats no appetite throbbing jaw feel sick fast heart white line in cheek?

Infection: You may have a severe infection of tooth/teeth, gums, underlying bone, etc. You must seek treatment immediately as infection seems to be spreading. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment, and do it now. ...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.

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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2 broke teeth pain only from one worse when sinuses back up and severe pain around lower front teeth in gums?

2 broke teeth pain only from one worse when sinuses back up and severe pain around lower front teeth in gums?

Computer: You seem to have multiple coincidental dental problems, and dental infections may be spreading to at least your sinuses and possibly beyond. You don't need a computer, you need a Dentist. Please seek treatment immediately. ...Read more