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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Tooth pain may be felt deep in the upper or lower jaw. Pain can be from an abscess affecting the nerve at the tooth.


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Why does bleaching cause tooth pain?

Why does bleaching cause tooth pain?

Reasons: Teeth are made up of a hard outer layer(enamel) and a softer layer underneath (dentin). Dentin has nerves and when exposed becomes sensitive. Whitening temporarily makes the enamel more permeable and microscopically exposes the dentin. Also the trays used in whitening can put pressure on the teeth which can cause them to become sore. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Tooth pain may be felt deep in the upper or lower jaw. Pain can be from an abscess affecting the nerve at the tooth.


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What does it mean if you have tooth pain that moves around?

What does it mean if you have tooth pain that moves around?

Teeth or gums: You might have numerous areas of decay which will become sensitive if your mouth becomes acidic in areas of impacted food. You may have generalized periodontal disease (gum disease) where symptoms come and go depending on the progression of the condition. Anytime you have tooth pain, it is important to see your dentist. By the time you have pain, the problem may be fairly big. ...Read more

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Second trimester Pregnancy (Tip)

Second trimester Pregnancy

It is best to get treatment for dental pain in 2nd trimester; don't postpone. ...See more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
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Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
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What can I do to treat tooth pain after getting composite filling into cavities?

What can I do to treat tooth pain after getting composite filling into cavities?

Need to see Dentist: Please see the dentist who filled the tooth asap... One possibility is that the filling is high. A slight adjustment may resolve it completely. Or... The filling may be very close to the nerve. This can lead to a root canal or loss of your tooth. Aleve, advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients, arnica can be helpful to reduce swelling and pain temporarily. ...Read more

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1month tooth pain on chewing crunchyfood after cavity filin .4 days ago dr put temporary filin bt still painful.How long 2 wait 2 see if d pain wil go?

1month tooth pain on chewing crunchyfood after cavity filin .4 days ago dr put temporary filin bt still painful.How long 2 wait 2 see if d pain wil go?

Possibly: A tooth can possibly be sore for a short time after treatment. It is in essence a surgery on the tooth and will need to heal. If the discomfort lasts for awhile, I would have it checked...The bite, etc. ...Read more

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Palliative care (Tip)

Palliative care

Clove oil can help relieve tooth pain temporarily. ...See more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for tooth pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for tooth pain?

See your dentist: any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for tooth pain from grinding teeth?

Are there any home treatments for tooth pain from grinding teeth?

Diagnosis needed: You need to determine the cause of your grinding problem that leads to pain. Your dentist can make you a mouth guard to protect your tissues and reduce the level of pain while the cause of your grinding (malocclusion, skeletal imbalance, muscular imbalance, stress, parafunctional habits, reaction to medication, etc) is determined. No, you can't fix this with an otc. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dental Pain (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more


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