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I got elbowed in my mouth and my tooth hurts. Its been like this for 3 days?

I got elbowed in my mouth and my tooth hurts. Its been like this for 3 days?

Mouth injury: With any significant injury, pain can last for several days. You my take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain control. However, you may consider seeing your dentist to make sure there is no underlying fracture. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Some1 elbowed me in the chin and my mouth snapped shut causing my teeth to hit eachother hard.now my 2nd molars realy hurt.Did i cause damage to teeth?

Some1 elbowed me in the chin and my mouth snapped shut causing my teeth to hit eachother hard.now my 2nd molars realy hurt.Did i cause damage to teeth?

Trauma: The trauma you experienced may have damaged your teeth or your jaw. Take ibuprophen if this is safe for you. Eat a soft diet. Use ice packs. Call your dentist and schedule an appointment for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Was elbowed in the mouth in a football match and my teeth are really hurting. Need some tips on how to get rid of the pain?

Was elbowed in the mouth in a football match and my teeth are really hurting. Need some tips on how to get rid of the pain?

Elbow to mouth: Trauma to your teeth after contact with an elbow can cause pain/discomfort. If the teeth start feeling better in a few days you should be ok if Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) do not take the pain away, you may have a fractured tooth or root. You could have luxated the tooth and a root canal may be needed. Visit your local dentist for an evaluation and x-ray to make sure all is ok. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth on the right side in the back by the tooth hurts. It hurts when i eat or when i put pressure on it...What is it?

The roof of my mouth on the right side in the back by the tooth hurts. It hurts when i eat or when i put pressure on it...What is it?

Could be...: ...An abscessed tooth, gum disease, food impaction, an erupting wisdom tooth, or one of many other problems. Bite the bullet...Make an appointment with your dentist and go have this fixed before it morphs from an annoyance to an emergency. Please turn away from the computer, pick up the phone, and call now. ...Read more

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I cant open my mouth wide enough, 1 finger can only enter my mouth, it started when my lower wisdom tooth hurts and become swollen about 4 months ago?

I cant open my mouth wide enough, 1 finger can only enter my mouth, it started when my lower wisdom tooth hurts and become swollen about 4 months ago?

See doctor/dentist: If it's still swollen, and if you have any swollen glands in your neck, you should see a dentist or family doctor soon to make sure there isn't an ongoing infection or other source of inflammation in your mouth, like TMJ. Oral cancers are fairly rare at your age, but have been on the increase recently, which is one more reason to have your mouth thoroughly checked. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the roof of my mouth and when i apply pressure it hurts as well as one tooth. Both the lump and tooth hurts together when i apply pre?

I have a lump on the roof of my mouth and when i apply pressure it hurts as well as one tooth. Both the lump and tooth hurts together when i apply pre?

Lump in mouth: This sounds like an abcessed tooth. See your dentist for an examination and x-ray to confirm a diagnosis. Treatment for an abcess is a root canal and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Jaw had sore spot that hurts when pressed. Lower left jaw. No mouth/tooth pain. Caused one sided headache this am. Should I see my doctor?

Jaw had sore spot that hurts when pressed. Lower left jaw. No mouth/tooth pain. Caused one sided headache this am. Should I see my doctor?

See DDS for TMJ: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, headache and jaw pain. See TMJ dentist for a consultation, diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth pain near the back of my mouth?

Wisdom tooth?: The wisdom teeth are the usual suspects in pain arising near the back of the mouth. Have yourself evaluated locally by a dentist. ...Read more

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Iam suffrering from tooth pain in the right bottom of my mouth .

Tooth pain: It could be from decay, an infection, a fracture, etc. There is no way to know for sure without additional information, a clinical exam and x-rays. Call you dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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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