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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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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

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Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

See the Dentist: The dentist needs to check for 3 general possibilities: 1) there is still infection at the end of the root where the root canal was done. 2) the crown is higher than the rest of the teeth and you are biting on this tooth first. 3) the root may be split. ...Read more

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When a tooth abcess hurts, does swelling go down?

Dental abscess: These very dangerous conditions require dental care, often with surgical drainage and antibiotics in combination. Pain is an indication of inflammation and irritation of nerve endings in the area involved and swelling will usually increase. ...Read more

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For what reasons might tooth really hurts after filling?

Depends on filling: Sometimes white fillings cause sensitivity. If the filling is deep and close to nerve, check with the dentist to take xray and check it. Hope this helps, . ...Read more

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Can you go to the hospital over a really tooth that hurts?

Can you go to the hospital over a really tooth that hurts?

Yes: If you go to the emergency room they will simply give you an antibiotic and pain killer. And it is expensive. You would be better off contacting an a endodontist or dentist so you problem can be addressed properly! ...Read more

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I had a root canal but my tooth still hurts, what can I do?

Be patient 7-10 days: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Tylenol) for a few days will ameliorate the pain. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for my tooth to hurt after a filling?

How normal would it be for my tooth to hurt after a filling?

Maybe: Any irritation to a tooth, and getting a filling is irritating, can cause some hopefully reversable inflamation. If it gets bad and/or lasts more than a week, see your dentist. It could require something as simple as a lessening of the hight of the filling, or at worst, the tooth may be dieing and need a root canal job. ...Read more

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Does getting a tooth pulled hurt if you don't use anesthesia?

Does getting a tooth pulled hurt if you don't use anesthesia?

Depends: This will depend on how loose the tooth us to begin with. A very loose tooth will not hurt much. However one that is firmly seated will need some work to get out. At the very least consider local anesthetic. ...Read more

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My tooth really hurts. Would it be bad if i took 8 painkillers?

Yes: Over medication can cause problems. It sounds lik a root canal problem. Get to your dentist asap . Meds simply treat the symptoms, not the cause! ...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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