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Tooth Is Hurting
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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