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Tooth only hurts when I lay down?

Tooth only hurts when I lay down?

Tooth: If your tooth hurts when you lay down you should set up an appointment with a tooth doctor. I see a tooth doctor annually and I am sure the dentist will give you good care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a tooth that hurts or feels loose at 18?

Is it normal to have a tooth that hurts or feels loose at 18?

Not Normal: If you have a tooth that hurts at age 18 then there is most likely something wrong with the tooth. A loose tooth may be an indication of periodontal disease (a gum infection). Either way it means that you should have the tooth looked at by a dentist right away. ...Read more

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What is this tiny dark dot on my tooth that hurts when I push down on it?

What is this tiny dark dot on my tooth that hurts when I push down on it?

Decay ?: That's only a guess... you'll need to be examined by a local dentist for a proper diagnosis. These types of problems don't really get better on their own, so the sooner you go to be seen the better you will feel. ...Read more

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My front tooth got hurt and is now sensitive when i touched it i dont wat to do ?

My front tooth got hurt and is now sensitive when i touched it i dont wat to do ?

See Dentist: See your dentist ASAP. The tooth may be fractured. Or the pulp may be dying and a root canal is indicated. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon or endodontist. ...Read more

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I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.

I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.

Vague: Is it the tooth, the gum tissue or both that hurt to touch? Also, is the tooth temperature sensitive or to biting down. It could be a gum infection, but hard to tell. I would see a dentist asap to make sure there is no infection or that nothing is lodged in the gum between the tooth and gingival tissue. ...Read more

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Can getting a tooth pulled hurt?

Can getting a tooth pulled hurt?

Depends on person: If you do it under local anesthesia you will feel pressure. If you are very anxious , you may think it is pain.If you are a good patient at the dentist, it hopefully will be a non event. ...Read more

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Does getting an adult tooth extracted hurt?

Does getting an adult tooth extracted hurt?

Doesn't have to.: Extractions can be done under local anesthetic ("novocaine") or sedation (most commonly in an oral surgeon's office) and so it doesn't hurt while being done. Afterward, ant pain is managed with painkillers such as Ibuprofen or percoset and sometimes a corticosteroid (decadron). If you worry less and just relax, you will be fine! ...Read more

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I had molar filled 4 times, and the tooth still hurts, what gives?

I had molar filled 4 times, and the tooth still hurts, what gives?

Repeated fillings?: Just curious how long the time frame was from when the tooth was first filled to the last? If it was all within a short time frame, something doesn't make sense. This should not be. Possibilities are choosing the wrong restoration to restore the tooth, some other problem not addressed, failing to follow instructions or care of filling\tooth or poor quality of dentistry. Seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Can getting a baby tooth pulled hurt?

Can getting a baby tooth pulled hurt?

Baby teeth: Dentists are trained to take teeth out painlessly. A little topical or local anesthesia does the trick every time. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Will an earache cause my tooth to hurt?

Will an earache cause my tooth to hurt?

No But: A molar tooth on the lower jaw can cause your ear to hurt. Please see your dentist to get evaluated and if there is no tooth issue i would recommend that you see your ENT doctor. ...Read more