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Pressure Under Tooth
Yes: It's not uncommon. I would suggest that you call your dentist to explain the situation and request that you be seen in order to check the bite, see if the bite is high, and if it needs to be adjusted or it there is a bigger underlying problem. ...Read more
I've had on and off pain in one tooth for years. It will hurt when I put pressure or bite on it, and then it will go away and return months later.
Thorough dental exam: These situations can be difficult to figure out. Careful clinical and radiological exam will hopefully help you find out if it's a cracked tooth or a necrosing pulp or something else altogether. If the pain is gone for months at a time, it may be dental pain of non-dental origin, meaning referred from a non-dental cause. More detective work required! ...Read more
If I put a lot of pressure on my tooth, is it possible for the pressure that I put on the tooth to move the tooth? How long would it take for the tooth to move back to its original position by itself?
Yes: Teeth will move to pressure and may not return to its original position. If you discontinue putting pressure on that tooth, the tooth will return to where it is most stable. ...Read more
May be nothing: There may be nothing wrong. During an extraction there is some pressure place on the adjacent teeth and sometimes they can be a bit tender afterwards. There is healing going on in the bone and the tissues where you had you tooth removed. If you have any concerns about healing pain call the extracting dentist. They know the situation best. ...Read more
Need help. I've got a tooth that was sensitive to cold for a few days. Now it has a little pressure on it?
If you mean: Pain by the term pressure - would encourage you to have the tooth checked by your dentist. ...Read more
My tooth hurts when there is pressure. It'll happen, then go away and return months later. What could this be?
Pressure pain: The two most likely scenarios are intermittent soreness from bruxism (clenching and grinding of teeth) or an internal nerve problem (reversible or irreversible pulpitis or a necrotic nerve requiring root canal therapy. You could also have a small internal tooth fracture. This should be evaluated right away and not taking a chance of a sudden flareup of pain and swelling. Other possibilities also. ...Read more
Does some pressure on the tooth my fixed retainer is bonded to mean it is loose? If not how can tell if it is loose?
Bonded retainer: Considered the best way to prevent undesirable movement of the teeth. There is always the potential for the bonded retainers to come loose. See your orthodontist for evaluation. ...Read more
My tooth hurts when there is pressure applied. It'll happen maybe for several days, then go away and return months later. What could this be?
My tooth hurts when there is pressure applied - happens for several days, then goes away and return months later. Been happening for years. Causes?
Cracked tooth: The most common cause of what you're describing is a cracked tooth. There can be other causes so get it examined ASAP to get a diagnosis! ...Read more
Possible: A rotten tooth can lead to infection that can also spread to other areas, including the nerves and tissue of the mouth and head. See a qualified dentist asap to make sure and treat, especially getting the tooth removed or treated. ...Read more
Tooth decay: You have reported symptoms of cavities. The only way to know what is actually the problem is by seeing a dentist. You definitely have something going on that needs attention and treatment, remember tooth decay will not go away without treatment. It will keep on progressing, getting bigger and deeper until it is treated. The sooner the better, easier and less costly treatment. ...Read more
Yes: The pressure may be due to swelling or infection or both. See your dentist immediately. ...Read more
Hey my daughter bumped her head off my front tooth and now its loose and hurts when I touch it but it has a funny feeling like a little pressure?
See Dentist ASAP: Tooth may be displaced, which often means fracture of surrounding bone. Root may be fractured. See your Dentist immediately. Tooth may need to be stabilized long enough to allow hard tissues to heal. Anti-inflammatories and cold compresses may reduce chance of nerve of tooth becoming damage. Dentist needs to establish baseline do direct further treatment. ...Read more
1st part root canal, nerve removal 2 weeks ago. Lingering discomfort when put pressure on tooth. Concerned will stay. How long is normal? Pull tooth?
If you are still uncomfortable call the Dentist or (hopefully) Endodontist (Specialist) that is treating you and report your concerns. Without examination we can't adequately diagnose your situation.
Problem with root canal a month later? I had my first root canal performed about a month ago, and there has been a persistent pressure, or something that feels like it, at the tooth. Is this normal? It's not painful, but it is noticeable and a bit distrac
Some: Some post op pain may be normal but it is impossible to know without seeing you--which is why you should call your dentist for a follow up to evaluate your issue. ...Read more
1st part root canal 1 week ago. Is it normal to have lingering pain after putting pressure on tooth? Don't want to pay for rest of it if this is result
Root Canal Therapy: As you stated, you only had the first part of your Root Canal Therapy. The process is not completed until the canals are disinfected, the canals are filled and any infection is gone. Discuss your concerns with the dentist actually treating you and is the best person to answer your questions. What you describe is not uncommon and does not suggest that the result will not be successful. ...Read more
Had root canal done (#7) 5days ago. No problem or pain till now. Sharp pain when I tap, apply pressure or accidently touches another tooth. Is this no?
Reevaluation: You may have residual infection if auxiliary canals were not fully obliterated. You may have fracture of the tooth. Return to your treating Dentist or specialist Endodontists for reevaluation. ...Read more
Under pressure: When a tooth is worked on to correct an issue there will be resultant inflammation. In most cases the inflammation resolves on its own. Yet if something is not quite right like the bite is off a bit it may cause increased trauma to the tooth. Many times while numb it is difficult to bite properly so when numb is gone you will be more aware and a simple adjustment to bite may be all it needs. ...Read more
Tooth Abcess: Sounds like you have an abcessed tooth, meaning infection. You should see a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
I have a bony exostosis above my canine tooth. It doesn't hurt but I can feel it, like a little pressure. Normal?
It is normal: The exostosis is a benign overgrowth of bone and no treatment is recommended. ...Read more
I had a back upper tooth, tooth #4 cut out a week ago, now I have pressure and pain in my forehead. Is this normal?
Not really...: A week later you should have healed, for the most part. According to your post, you were fine for a week, and now you have pain and pressure. If that's the case, give your dentist a call for a follow-up. You might be developing an infection. ...Read more
My 14 old daughter has to get a root canal but she must go on a plane before she gets it fixed will the pressure make it hurt the tooth a lot?
Possibly: Much better to have the tooth treated before she gets on an airplane, You really don't want her to have an emergency flare-up at 36, 000 feet. ...Read more
Had tooth prep for crown had root canal donr twommonths ago but after crown prep my gums feel puffy and tooth feels pressure if I put pressure on it?
2 separate condition: These two conditions should be addressed separately. 1 Broken tooth -- see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and treatment. 2. High blood pressure-- see your primary care physician for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more