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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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How can I stop the pain of tooth aches?

How can I stop the pain of tooth aches?

Get it fixed: Until you can get to your dentist, start taking an anti-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen). You can probably take 600mg every 6 hours. If this doesn't do much you will also need to get on an antibiotic, like Amoxicillin or erythromycin. But these will not fix your problem, they may make it manageable until you can make if to your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do about gum pain around tooth?

What to do about gum pain around tooth?

Clean, clean, clean: Cleaning is the first and always effective treatment for any pain. Keep the tooth and gum clean by brushing with soft bristle brush parallel to the gum surface. Bleeding of the gum, if exist, should alleviate or stop. Then consult with your dentist for treatment of underlying causes. ...Read more

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Pain in tooth comes and goes when i grind or not?

Pain in tooth comes and goes when i grind or not?

Maybe: When you grind or clench your teeth , you may experience some pain in the morning and dissipates as the day goes on, but intermittent pain like that may be a tooth infection or deep decay, you need to see a dentist before you end up needing a root canal or an extraction. ...Read more

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Pain in tooth - hurts to hot and cold--what can be done for this?

Pain in tooth - hurts to hot and cold--what can be done for this?

Root canal: It soungs like you have irreversible pulpitis but you won't know for sure unless you see a dentist. The normal treatments for this are either pull the tooth or root canal. Check with a dentist and hope you have reversible pulpitis. ...Read more

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I have pain in tooth after grinding to fit crown - need some help?

I have pain in tooth after grinding to fit crown - need some help?

Depends: It depends upon the length of time that you have been having the problem. It is not unusual if the crown was just placed, but the discomfort should go away relatively quickly. If you have concerns, see your dentist soon. ...Read more

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My little sis is having a tooth pain her tooth is almost getting off ... Any suggestions?

My little sis is having a tooth pain her tooth is almost getting off ... Any suggestions?

Pediatric dentist: Parents should take children to see a pediatric dentist to discover how to begin a “no tears” oral care program in the home. ...Read more

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Just had a root canal yesterday on my bottom lower left side is paining. That tooth feels better now but what can I do?

Just had a root canal yesterday on my bottom lower left side is paining. That tooth feels better now but what can I do?

Ibuprofen: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 3 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain though. ...Read more

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Unusual pain in tooth when I eat hot, cold things?

Go to your dentist: You should go visit your dentist to check it out. If it is a cavity, it is better to treat it earlier than later as it may become more problematic if it is a larger cavity or if the cavity reaches your nerve, you may need a root canal and a crown. ...Read more

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