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I got a shooting pain in teeth after whitening. I used strips. What should I do?

I got a shooting pain in teeth after whitening. I used strips. What should I do?

Common: Any whitening products containing peroxides can cause what we call "zingers, " or shooting pains, usually just the day of application. Some people are more sensitive to it than others. Try using sensitivity toothpastes for a few weeks before attempting whitening and during the weeks of your whitening applications. Ibuprofen helps afterward also. Skip days between and don't wear longer than directed. ...Read more

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Severe shooting pain in teeth after zoom whitening about 4 hours ago. Nsaids and even vicodin do not relieve the pain. What else can I try?

Severe shooting pain in teeth after zoom whitening about 4 hours ago. Nsaids and even vicodin do not relieve the pain. What else can I try?

Zoom whitening: It is not unusual to have pain after the zoom whitening procedure. This can last up to 24 hours after the procedure, especially if you have gum recession or sensitive teeth to begin with.
Keep taking the nsaids. Stay away from anything that makes it worse like cold or hot.
Id the pain persists beyond 24 hours, askmyour dentist about mi paste in trays. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in teeth and jaw but neurofen and bongela haven't worked. What else can I do?

I have a shooting pain in teeth and jaw but neurofen and bongela haven't worked. What else can I do?

See a dentist: Rather than trying to cover up the pain with pain medication, you need to see a dentist to determine the cause and give you appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden pain in teeth while using crest whitening strips?

What could cause sudden pain in teeth while using crest whitening strips?

Sensitivity: Bleaching commonly causes and increase in sensitivity even to just air. It usually will subside on its own and it can be reduced by using the whitening material less or for a shorter duration. This is just a side affect of the whitening most likely but if concerned see a dentist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing persistent pain in teeth following use of a teeth whitening kit. It has been 6 weeks, I have visited dentist and nothing is working.

I am experiencing persistent pain in teeth following use of a teeth whitening kit. It has been 6 weeks, I have visited dentist and nothing is working.

Sensitive teeth: There are many causes of sensitive teeth in addition to those caused by the whitening process. There are also many techniques to desensitize teeth (patient/dentist applied). This needs to be evaluated on an individual basis. We cannot recommend something sure to help without personally examining you. If your own dentist can't offer a reasonable answer to your question, seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp, shooting pain in the teeth?

What could cause sharp, shooting pain in the teeth?

Usually cavity/decay: When bacteria "bore through" the enamel it causes cavity/decay which wil get bigger and deeper with time. Pain/sensitivity can be felt off and on at this stage. Finally it gets to the nerve inside the tooth and the pain becomes constant and severe, abscess. Please do not ignore this warning. Go to a dentist for the proper treatment. You may need a root canal therapy followed by proper restoration. ...Read more

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I ate a lot of hard candy over the recent week & now my left temple has a pressure & shooting pain that travels down my nose. Is it my upper teeth?

I ate a lot of hard candy over the recent week & now my left temple has a pressure & shooting pain that travels down my nose. Is it my upper teeth?

Possibly: You may have fractured a tooth. You may have a cavity. You may have a sinus infection. There are other possibilities as well. Please schedule a Dental examination. ...Read more

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I have had this shooting pain in the front of my neck on the right side. No idea what it could be. Tooth related?

I have had this shooting pain in the front of my neck on the right side. No idea what it could be. Tooth related?

Possibly: But to determine that you need to be examined, and for that you need to see a local dentist. Please make a call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in tooth even after filling. What should I do?

Shooting pain in tooth even after filling. What should I do?

Nerve or fracture: If a tooth is giving you shooting pain after a filling then it is possible that there is a fracture or involvement of the nerve and you should see your dentist to have it evaluated. It is not unusual to have some sensitivity afterwards in some cases. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp-shooting pain at the gums around my wisdom tooth especially the back part. Not sensitive to touch and temperature.?

Sudden sharp-shooting pain at the gums around my wisdom tooth especially the back part. Not sensitive to touch and temperature.?

See a dentist: See a dentist to evaluate not only the wisdom tooth but the adjacent teeth and surrounding gums. We can't diagnose or treat you over the internet. This requires a one on one clinical exam and x-rays by a local dentist. ...Read more

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I have a cracked tooth. When the dentist taps on the top of the tooth, the tooth doesn't hurt. When he taps on the front I have shooting pain, why?

I have a cracked tooth. When the dentist taps on the top of the tooth, the tooth doesn't hurt. When he taps on the front I have shooting pain, why?

The combined method: No single test or technique provides the correct diagnosis 100% of the time for vertical cracks. Diagnostic tests to detect cracks include transillumination, staining, CBCT, sleuth test and temporary crown test. The combined method is used in many cases. Take care. ...Read more

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When I softly touch the middle part of my upper lip, I have shooting pain to 1 of my upper right tooth inside my gum area.

When I softly touch the middle part of my upper lip, I have shooting pain to 1 of my upper right tooth inside my gum area.

Could be: Many things including an abscess or the start of an abscess related to the tooth or the gum surrounding the tooth. Please see your dentist asap to determine exactly what the problem is so it can be addressed before the next holiday so you can enjoy the holiday. ...Read more

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I have had bad tooth ache with my wisdoms. But my head is really sore. I get shooting pain through it and pressure. I am worried its something else. What should I do?

I have had bad tooth ache with my wisdoms. But my head is really sore. I get shooting pain through it and pressure. I am worried its something else. What should I do?

See your dentist: Toothaches, whether they are from your wisdom teeth or other teeth in your mouth, can also cause radiating and referred pain. Chronic pain can cause stress, which in turn can cause a host of other symptoms such as headaches, etc. If you want to feel better, you need to see a dentist to take care of all your dental problems. You may also need to see your physician. ...Read more

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What does cracked tooth syndrome feel like? I occasionally have a sharp, shooting pain in one of my right rear molars when I chew. I've looked, and don't see anything that looks like a crack, and don't remember ever hearing or feeling a tooth crack..

What does cracked tooth syndrome feel like? I occasionally have a sharp, shooting pain in one of my right rear molars when I chew. I've looked, and don't see anything that looks like a crack, and don't remember ever hearing or feeling a tooth crack..

Most bizarre: Unfortuantely, cts is one of the most bizarre things we deal with--and very difficult to diagnose accurately. Most will never "feel" the event that cracked it--as it can occur during sleep when clenched--usually on a tooth with old silver filling or large cavity. Pain to biting pressure (sometimes), non-lingering pain to hot and cold temp changes are typical. Best results if treated early! ...Read more

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Can dental issues cause shooting pain in ears and head?

Can dental issues cause shooting pain in ears and head?

Yes it can: Tooth infection can cause pain in the ear region if untreated. Very common with back molar infection. Should get it evaluated by your dentist. Before it gets worse. So can treat appropriately. And refer to otolaryngologist if needed. ...Read more

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Starting a day ago when I open my mouth a certain way, my right jaw hurts and sometimes sends a shooting pain up my head, can you tell me what it is?

Starting a day ago when I open my mouth a certain way, my right jaw hurts and sometimes sends a shooting pain up my head, can you tell me what it is?

Go easy: Start with some ibuprophen or naproxen, eat soft food for a couple days, and a warm compress. If it doesn't see improvement you may want to visit a dentist who can treat jaw problems. Generally, clicking without pain isn't really a problem. If there's pain get it looked at. ...Read more

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Severe tension headache pain behind eyes in through mouth and even in my throat neck sharp shooting pain nauseated dizzy tired is this normal?

Severe tension headache pain behind eyes in through mouth and even in my throat neck sharp shooting pain nauseated dizzy tired is this normal?

Headache: Definitely not 'normal.' Big question is if you have nasal symptoms like nasal obstruction, discharge, pus/snot, or drainage down throat. If so then get evaluated for sinusitis, including possibility of 'sphenoid sinusitis.'

Most likely thing, however, is migraine headache. ...Read more

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Why am I having pain in my teeth after having zoom whitening done? I've been having short, sharp, shooting pains in a few of my teeth after using the zoom system. I'm not even sure if the pain is related, but nothing else is different. Could the whitening

Why am I having pain in my teeth after having zoom whitening done? I've been having short, sharp, shooting pains in a few of my teeth after using the zoom system. I'm not even sure if the pain is related, but nothing else is different. Could the whitening

The: The zoom! Procedure can cause sensitivity post whitening. The strong light, heat, and the bleaching material can irritate the nerves in your teeth.

There are medications that your dentist can give you to help your sensitivity. Give them a call. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in teeth after sleep?

What can cause pain in teeth after sleep?

Grinding: If you are grining during sleep you can over stress the ligaments that hold the teeth into the bone and will make them sore. The muscles may spasm which can cause some refeered pain to the teeth and stffness in the jaw. ...Read more

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What causes pain in teeth after drinking?

What causes pain in teeth after drinking?

Cold or hot?: After drinking cold it could be recession of the gums or decay, if pain to hot liquids then you may need a root canal, best to visit your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve severe pain in teeth after eating?

What can I do to relieve severe pain in teeth after eating?

Go to dentist: It is not normal to have severe pain in your teeth ever. This is like asking how do I relieve pain in my hand after picking up something. Go to the dentist for a thorough exam to see why your teeth hurt. Could be anything from cavities to gum disease to severe periodontitis. Get an appointment today. ...Read more

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What conditions cause stabbing pain in teeth?

Cracked tooth?: Stabbing pain would most often indicate a cracked tooth. Other possibilities: parafunctional habits like grinding or clenching, loose fillings/crowns, even gum disease. ...Read more

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What can I do for intense pain in teeth from retainer?

What can I do for intense pain in teeth from retainer?

Have it checked: It is not unusual to feel pressure from a new or adjusted retainer, but intense pain should be checked out by your dentist or orthodontist. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in teeth radiating to the jaw?

What could cause pain in teeth radiating to the jaw?

Few things: Dental problems can cause pain whick radiates to jaw/ear. TMj problems can cause pain referred to teeth. Complex system. Start with dental exam. May need referral to TMj orofacial pain expert. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in teeth from hot food?

What could cause pain in teeth from hot food?

Pain from hot: Generally sensitivity to hot foods can be serious. This may mean a tooth is dying and could become infected or get an abscess. See your dentist asap. ...Read more