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Tooth Sensitive To Touch
My front left tooth is extremely sensitive to touch and can hurt when i touch it. Is this a cavity?
Could be: It could be a large cavity that has gone into the pulp or nerve of the tooth causing an abscess. It could be that the tooth was hit in an accident in the past and is now abscessed. Maybe you are grinding on that tooth in your sleep. You need to see a dentist asap to find the cause and get it treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suddenly my tooth gives me a stab of pain when I bite down but doesn't hurt to the touch. it's an old cavity. not sensitive to cold or hot.
One of my tooth gum has receded and the bottom root is sensitive to touch. What can I do to fix this? How did this happen? Will the sensitivity heal?
Recession: Can be caused by improper brushing technique or toothbrush, poorly positioned tooth, infection (gum disease), occlusal trauma, gum-line decay, and other reasons. You MUST see your Dentist before this gets worse. Temporarily use desensitizing toothpaste (on a very soft toothbrush) and fluoride oral rinse. ...Read more
My tooth hurts and i can't touch the tooth, its sensitive, i took OTC pain medicine & orajei but pain comes back. I don't have insurance what do I do?
I woke up yesterday morning with my front right tooth hurting to the touch. Not sensitive. Just had root canal on wisdom tooth on that side. relation?
Sensitive tooth: The sensitivity in your front tooth may be from clenching or grinding during the night or it may be from another problem in your tooth. Your general dentist can check this and determine exactly what is causing and how to best treat your sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lower right wisdom tooth doesn't hurt but is sensitive to touch, fully erupted for years. Will general dentist have hard time pulling? Local used only
Need help. I've got a sensitive to touch and chew bump on my gum where my wisdom tooth should come in at.?
Bump: It is hard to answer without knowing whether you do or do not have a wisdom tooth coming in, and without knowing the condition of the gum in the area. Please have a dentist check, as the area you are describing is common to start gum disease called periodontitis. This is #1 cause of tooth loss in adult (not from having a cavity!) x-rays will show if a wisdom tooth is now pushing out, if so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden sharp-shooting pain at the gums around my wisdom tooth especially the back part. Not sensitive to touch and temperature. ?
I had a left molar tooth extraction 3 days ago and now my tooth right next to it is very sensitive to touch with a toothbrush. Is this normal?
No, but common: While sensitivity is not normal, it is a common occurrence. It may be related to the adjacent tooth temporarily having no gum covering the root surface. As the extraction site heals, the sensitivity usually subsides. It may also be related to local inflammation. If it does not get better, have your dentist take a look to make sure no other treatment is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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