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Tooth ache only at night when i lay down to sleep. The only way to help with the pain is cold milk or ice water. I had a root canal years ago on the tooth that the pain feels like its coming from

Tooth ache only at night when i lay down to sleep. The only way to help with the pain is cold milk or ice water. I had a root canal years ago on the tooth that the pain feels like its coming from

Please : Please go and have this tooth looked at by an endodontist. Sometimes the tooth needs to be retreated. Or it could be another tooth. Anyway this demands a serious look before you are continually miserable all the time from it. ...Read more

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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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A tooth ache(in a tooth that had a root canal 2 years ago.) I had 2 X-Rays, I was put on Amoxcil 250+metronedazle for 5 days with paracetamol. But it is still painful?

A tooth ache(in a tooth that had a root canal 2 years ago.) I had 2 X-Rays, I was put on Amoxcil 250+metronedazle for 5 days with paracetamol. But it is still painful?

Endo pain: Continued tooth pain after root canal therapy could be caused by a number of factors, missed canal, fractured tooth or persistent peri apical abscess . Recommend consulting with a endodontist is recommended and a new cone beam image with a unit designed for endodontics could help reveal the cause of the persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Probably: Radiographs are not a crystal ball... they don't disclose everything. Did your dentist check to see if the tooth was vital (alive)? Swelling may be from a periodontal issue, so yes, in that case root canal may not be needed. More info necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Have your dentist re-examine you or refer you to an endodontist if s/he can't determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read more

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Cramp like tooth pain to hot foods.light tapping causes ache. xrays shows nothing. Endo say root canal not necessary. am uncomfortable, what next?

Cramp like tooth pain to hot foods.light tapping causes ache.  xrays shows nothing.  Endo say root canal not necessary.  am uncomfortable, what next?

Endo second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. See a board certified endodontist. ...Read more

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My mother has a cracked tooth at the nerve and needs 2 root canals she's in pain got no meds is there any home remedies for a tooth ache?

Toothache remedies: There is nothing you can do except get to a dentist for help ASAP. Until you see your dentist you can take temporary pain relievers. Alternate NSAID (Advil) with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for moderate to severe pain. Do not place an aspirin in the painful area on the gum. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Tooth pain because of a broken tooth and exposed root canal ?

Abscess ?: It's very possible. Call a dentist ASAP for an evaluation appointment. This won't get better on its own. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth pain years after root canal?

Bummer: Root canals may fail over time by loosing their seal. Another possibility is a cracked root. My advice would be to see an endodontist, root canal specialist to evaluate whether the tooth can be saved. 10 year on root canals is around 90%. ...Read more

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I've had tooth pain on the tooth I had a root canal on 5 years ago when chewing. Sometimes unbearable. Could it have something to do with infection?

See your dentist: If you have a tooth with an old root canal treatment and it has started to show, any type of symptoms like pain or swelling, it should be examined by your dentist for possible infection and re-treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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