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Tooth Is Air Sensitive
Possibly: A tooth sensitive to temperature changes can be going through a nerve problem. A tooth sensitive to sweets usually means a cavity, but if the decay is large enough to be into the nerve (pulp, ) then there is potential for a nerve that is dying. Temperature changes can also be caused by receded gum tissue where the root is being exposed. Contact a dentist soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wisdom tooth cavity. Burning nerve pain behind tooth. No tooth pain but very sensitive mucosa around tooth. Cold drink brings pain. Is tooth culprit?
Could a fluoride varnish (concentrated form) be applied by a dentist to decrease dentin hypersensitvity and sensitive teeth due to gum recession?
It's not unusual: It's not unusual to have a little sensitivity after a filling is done. It shouldn't last too long though. If it is persistent for more than a day or two then you should see your dentist. It may be as simple as adjusting your bite or it could mean the tooth may need more extensive treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A bit tricky: These 3 causes of pain can be a bit tricky to sort out sometimes. If tapping on the suspected tooth increases pain, then it is probably the tooth. Sometimes a troubled tooth causes sinus problems. Sometimes the maxillary sinus (one under your cheek bone) problem causes enough pain to feel like it's in the upper teeth. So, it is best to see your doctor and/or dentist to help sort it out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The tooth next to the impacted wisdom tooth extraction site feels more sensitive and hurts when biting.. Is it part of the healing process?
Perfectly normal: The removal of impacted teeth is an invasive surgical procedure. Sometimes the tooth next to an extraction site gets a bit traumatized during the procedure and now it is a part of the healing process. For pain, use the medication prescribed as directed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gum recession: Toothpaste will not regrow gums, but some toothpastes are formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity. Recession may be due to improper or overly aggressive brushing, gum disease, and/or malocclusion. Please see a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist. If teeth malpositioned may also need to see an Orthodontist. There's no OTC that will repair damage that's already been done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When teeth are being bleached/whitened, what's applied to the teeth? Is there something that protects the gums?
Yes: Electric tooth brush, or any kind of tooth brush as long as it has soft bristle, will not traumatize your gum nor your tooth/teeth. In fact, when gum bleeds or swollen, you should brush more in the area to eliminate the bleeding and reduce the swelling. Brushing will establish drainage of the localized infection and start the healing process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be causing extreme tooth sensitivity around a dental implant (and the teeth/gums surrounding it)?
Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?
Small area of gum on inside side of upper molar is receding. Area is not tender or irritated, but tooth is very tender when chewing. Help !
Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?
Swellings: Swelling is not normal and in these types of cases usually represent an infection. Antibiotics tend to prevent spread of infection but does not address cause. Speak to the dentist treating you regarding what to do, rather than seeking advice online from someone who has limited information about your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go see your dentist: You need to note whether it is sensitive to cold or hot and if it lingers for more than ten seconds. A small tooth decay usually is sensitive to cold but as the decay gets deeper the tooth can also be sensitive to hot and lingers for a while. Sinusitis can also cause toothache but usually it is hard to pinpoint to a tooth. Sometimes the whole back teeth are sensitive when you have sinus infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sensitivity?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Each case has to be examined as to causes, etc. and treatment options discussed along with likelihood of success. Discuss this with your local dentist after a careful examination. ...Read more
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