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Shooting Pain In Teeth After Whitening
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
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
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?
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
I have a shooting pain in teeth and jaw but neurofen and bongela haven't worked. What else can I do?
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
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
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
Have sharp shooting point on my lower row of teeth when the sharp shooting pain comes I don't know what tooth doesn't bother hot or cold symptoms?
Need examination: A sharp shooting pain should be thoroughly investigated by your dentist. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more
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?
What kind of dentist should I come to be diagnosed? (endodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or periodontist) I've got root canals for my front teeth two years ago. Since last year, every time I bite food with my front teeth, a shooting pain happens
I would begin with your general dentist to have an examination. If they feel it is
necessary they will refer you to a specialist.. ...Read more
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
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
Iv had a mild toothache for a few days but today my gum is swollen & if I touch it I get like a shooting pain up into my tooth any advice?
Yes: Yes, see a dentist. It sure sounds like an infection. ...Read more
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?
Go see Dentist: Tooth + Pain = Need an examination ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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?
Severe tension headache pain behind eyes in through mouth and even in my throat neck sharp shooting pain nauseated dizzy tired is this normal?
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 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
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
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