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My tooth is really sensitive to to cold and hot foods. Could I have a cavity?

My tooth is really sensitive to to cold and hot foods. Could I have a cavity?

Cavities: Your sensitivity could be a cavity other things causing sensitivity could be root exposure if the gums are receded . See your dentist. ...Read more

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One tooth is really sensitive when eating hot or cold foods. I just went to the dentist for a cleaning. What is causing this?

Go back to your dent: sensitivity of the tooth can be caused by decay, exposed root,fractured portion of the tooth, even clenching or grinding tell your dentist and have them find the cause and treat it ...Read more

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I have a tooth that is sensitive to heat and cold and it also seems to hurt when i bite a certain way. What could cause this?

I have a tooth that is sensitive to heat and cold and it also seems to hurt when i bite a certain way. What could cause this?

Tooth infection: Hot and cold sensitivity are classic signs of tooth neve infection. The solution is root canal or tooth extraction. Get to your dentist asap to prevent a worsening of infection. Hope that helps, dr. Jonathan neman. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease tooth pain until I can go to dentist in a few days? Pills barely work, extremely sensitive to hot and cold and sweets

What can I do to ease tooth pain until I can go to dentist in a few days?  Pills barely work, extremely sensitive to hot and cold and sweets

Palliative: In addition to avoid triggers, you can try and cover the area. A couple of simple ways are to get orthodontic wax (sold at most drug stores, ask for braces wax, very cheap) and smush a small ball into the area of missing tooth to provide a thermal cover. If that does not work, get a athletic mouth guard and cover the tooth along with the rest of the arch. While not the prettiest, it may work. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a toothache. it's very sensative to cold and there's a dull ache all the timeany ideas?

What to do if I have a toothache. it's very sensative to cold and there's a dull ache all the timeany ideas?

Sure...: .. plenty of ideas, but no concrete answers. You may have a cavity, periodontal disease, a loose filling, or even a fractured tooth. Only way to tell for sure is by examination with a radiograph. Make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left lower tooth what can it be its sensitive to hot and cold I need a root canal possible I'm guessing I go tues to the dentist.

I have pain in my left lower tooth what can it be its sensitive to hot and cold I need a root canal possible I'm guessing I go tues to the dentist.

Dental pain: It is a good thing that you have an appointment scheduled for your painful tooth. I am not certain what your question is but your assessment about needing a root canal is correct. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tooth is very sensitive to cold?

What do you suggest if my tooth is very sensitive to cold?

Examination: I suggest you have the tooth examined by a local dentist to determine the cause of your sensitivity. Could be gum recession due to periodontal disease, a cavity, a fracture, a loose filling, etc. Can't possible know for sure without examining you. ...Read more

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A tooth is sensitive to hot and cold. The dentist can find no reason for it, what to do?

A tooth is sensitive to hot and cold. The dentist can find no reason for it, what to do?

Endodontist: Make an appointment with a local endodontist. The tooth may have a fracture which is often difficult to detect. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause your entire mouth to hurt? I have an abscessed tooth that i think is causing my whole mouth to hurt. It seems like the pain has spread to some other teeth and my gums. Is this possible, or am i imagining things? I have an appo

Can an abscessed tooth cause your entire mouth to hurt? I have an abscessed tooth that i think is causing my whole mouth to hurt. It seems like the pain has spread to some other teeth and my gums. Is this possible, or am i imagining things? I have an appo

Signal: Pain is your bodies way of telling you that there is something wrong. An abscessed tooth is an infected tooth. As the infection spreads, so does the pain. The fact that you describe the pain as spreading is very worrisome. Please have the infection tended before it becomes a life-threatening issue. ...Read more

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Tooth and jaw ache after deep filling, however it's not sensitive to hot or cold.. Could this mean i need a root canal?

Tooth and jaw ache after deep filling, however it's not sensitive to hot or cold.. Could this mean i need a root canal?

Possibly...: But your dentist would need to look at the tooth and test it to see if root canal therapy is indicated. Could be from the injection or from keeping your mouth open for a while. ...Read more

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What is the best mouthwash to use when all your gums are swollen. I don't have a infection and I have a tooth coming tough?

What is the best mouthwash to use when all your gums are swollen. I don't have a infection and I have a tooth coming tough?

Simplest is best: Simple salt and water is the best in this circumstance. A level teaspoon in a drinking glass of warm water should work. You should see your dentist as well. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is half out the gum is swollen and really painful I also have flu like symptoms should I see a doctor or dentist?

My wisdom tooth is half out the gum is swollen and really painful I also have flu like symptoms should I see a doctor or dentist?

Dentist: You have an acute pericoronitis, or infection associated with the tissues overlying the wisdom tooth. A wisdom tooth that is partially visible in the mouth that does not fully erupt is prone to localized infections. Food and bacteria localize and colonize under the tissue overlying the tooth and results in pain and swelling. The tooth should be removed. ...Read more

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What can I do for cold sensitivity after tooth extraction?

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What can I do for cold sensitivity after tooth extraction?

Avoid Cold: Not forever. Most of the time, cold sensitivity after extraction is from the adjacent tooth. When a tooth looses the insulation that the adjacent tooth provides, the exposed root surface and tooth surface can sometimes be sensative to cold. Usually this is temporary however if a large defect exists at the extraction site, dental intervention may be necessary. Try sensodyne toothpaste 2 weeks. ...Read more

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After filling, tooth is not sensitive to hot or cold but I start to have toothache that comes and goes. Pain can be there for several hours.

After filling, tooth is not sensitive to hot or cold but I start to have toothache that comes and goes. Pain can be there for several hours.

More info needed...: How deep was the restoration? How long ago was the restoration completed? Bruxism? How is the occlusion on that tooth? Answers to these questions would help in formulating a proper diagnosis. Please see your local dentist to have the tooth re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Xylitol: Xylitol kills bacteria and bushing with it can help with dental health. I have see patients who brush and floss regularly but still have some gum disease make a marked improvement by using a xylitol containing toothpaste. You may have to get it at a health food store. Less than 1 tube should make a difference. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help gums infected with gum disease? I have sore gums, especially in the back of my mouth, but I do floss and brush daily. Is there anything i could be eating or drinking that makes this worse? .

What is the best way to help gums infected with gum disease? I have sore gums, especially in the back of my mouth, but I do floss and brush daily. Is there anything i could be eating or drinking that makes this worse?


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Bacteria control: Bacteria grow in the valley around your gums. Brushing reaches 1mm and floss removed 15% of the plaque. You need something like the perio protect method that has been shown to be a better treatment than deep cleaning j clin dent 2012) and it also has been shown to kill 99.98% o the bacteria that cause the disease j den res 2007. Used daily the bacteria do not grow back. Look up perio protect. ...Read more

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I need help I have a cracked tooth but cant afford a dentist what should I do in the meantime, Also I have freezing teeth a lot.

I need help I have a cracked tooth but cant afford a dentist what should I do in the meantime,  Also I have freezing teeth a lot.

Call dental society: Call your local dental society and ask for guidance. There may be low cost or no cost clinics in your area. Financing is an option, doing nothing is not. ...Read more

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How can you treat a tooth ache when you also have a cold and an ear infection?

How can you treat a tooth ache when you also have a cold and an ear infection?

ASAP GO TO DENTIST: Just tell the dentist about your cold, so the dentist can be sure to wear a face mask and not catch your cold. A cold is not a reason to avoidthe dentist. Your ear ache may be from your tooth, if it is a lower tooth. It is wrong to suffer in the 21st century. Get help and do not wait! ...Read more

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