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Sudden Pain In Tooth
Not at all: you should not have any pain from the tooth itself after a successful filling. Pain from hot, cold, sweet, ouch or pressure should not continue after the filling. Spontaneous pain should not happen neither. It could indicate some unexpected side effect especially if the dental caries were too close to the nerve. You should ask your dentist, you may need additional treatment or adjustments. ...Read more
Indian visiting US for 2/3 months. What can I take to settle sudden tooth pain. Will be easier to get it treated once I return to my country?
In agreement: I can certainly understand that it is easier to treat your problem back in your homeland. The fact is that your problem may not be able to wait that long. OTC pain meds can help, but if you have an infection or an exposed nerve, then treatment cannot be put off. There are excellent dentists here in the US, and you just might have to visit one very soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has 2nd row of bottom teeth under 1st. There is sudden tooth pain w/swell, strange taste, numbness rt. side of face. Then it just stops.
Additional teeth: Impacted teeth can be a problem. Especially when they become slightly uncovered. Food enters and becomes trapped in the space around the tooth. Food then rots, your body fights it an an infection follows. Get this check out. Either the impacted tooth is orthodontically erupted or it should be taken out. Not doing anything may lead to more infections and loss of the erupted teeth ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indian visiting US, I developed sudden pain on my rear tooth which is capped after a rootcanal long ago. Sensitivity on all teeth. Need help to handle?
Seek dental care: Seek dental care ASAP. Have the dentist radiograph the area or areas if the last full mouth series of x-rays was taken over three to five years ago. If possible, have your dentist e-mail any pertinent x-rays to the dentist for a point of comparison. This should help the dentist ascertain your problem or problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things...: Lots of different things can cause tooth pain, and the remedies are specific. You really need to determine the cause and correct it rather than miserably trying one mediocre intervention after another. Fortunately many solutions are both quick and simple. See your dentist and be well :). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not too bad: Teeth hurt because there is material in between the teeth (you can deal with this by brushing and flossing), or due to infection through the enamel into the interior of the tooth (requires a dentist), or due to infection in the root (really painful, helped by an ice cube and may need a root canal) or by referred pain from gum or jaw infection or tumors. See your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosis: In order to treat your pain definitively you need to see the dentist to make an accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis they may recommend what type of treatment is needed to relieve you pain. For short term discomfort if you have no contraindications, Ibuprofen may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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