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Hi, I had a root canal about 6 months ago and all of a sudden the tooth is sensitive to touch...will a crown help? Thanks,

Hi, I had a root canal about 6 months ago and all of a sudden the tooth is sensitive to touch...will a crown help? Thanks,

Retreatment: Tooth needs to be reevaluated and, if necessary, retreated if there are any signs of fracture or unsuccessful root canal seal. Please return to General Dentist or specialist Endodontists who did your treatment for reevaluation. Crowns are usually suggested for root-canal treated teeth, but not until the tooth is asymptomatic. ...Read more

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My front left tooth is extremely sensitive to touch and can hurt when I touch it. Is this a cavity?

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 more

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My front tooth got hurt and is now sensitive when I touched it I don't wat to do?

My front tooth got hurt and is now sensitive when I touched it I don't 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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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.

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.

Needs evaluation: Filling may be loose, tooth may be fractured, nerve may have died... needs to be physically examined together with a radiograph. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See a dentist: This is a tough situation. You may be getting a tooth infection. There is not much to do but to see a dentist and get treated. Maybe a local state dental clinic or a dental school may be available in your area. ...Read more

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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

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

It depends: A completely erupted wisdom tooth certainly will make a extraction easier. Some general dentist are very skilled at extractions and some don't do extractions. So talk to your dentist about your particular tooth. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a sensitive to touch and chew bump on my gum where my wisdom tooth should come in at.?

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 more

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Sudden sharp-shooting pain at the gums around my wisdom tooth especially the back part. Not sensitive to touch and temperature.?

Sudden sharp-shooting pain at the gums around my wisdom tooth especially the back part. Not sensitive to touch and temperature.?

See a dentist: See a dentist to evaluate not only the wisdom tooth but the adjacent teeth and surrounding gums. We can't diagnose or treat you over the internet. This requires a one on one clinical exam and x-rays by a local dentist. ...Read more

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I had root canal treatment almost 3 years ago. The tooth is now in pain, I believe it is infected and sensitive to touch. Amoxcillin any help?

Possibly: Depending on how the tooth was restored after the root canal was completed will be a determining factor as to the cause of a possible infection. Recurrent growth of bacteria may temporarily respond to the antibiotics, but long term prognosis can be determined by your dentist or endodontist. A fracture of the tooth could cause the same symptoms and render the tooth hopeless. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Right front tooth pain when I touch/rub my nose, been to the dentist had X-ray done no abscess presents, tooth was perfectly healthy could be sensitive?

Right front tooth pain when I touch/rub my nose, been to the dentist had X-ray done no abscess presents, tooth was perfectly healthy could be sensitive?

Get 2nd opinion: Just because nothing was seen on that X-Ray, does not mean you may not have a tooth problem! See an Endodontist for a thorough exam of the area, including new radiographs at different angles and pulp testing of the sore tooth! ...Read more

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I was just eating kumquats and now my teeth are sensitive to touch. What do I do?

Don't eat kumquats!: They acid of the kumquats made your teeth sensitive. Use a :sensitivity" tooth paste such as sensodyne to help with that. ...Read more

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I had two root canals on thursday and one of the teeth is very sensitive to the touch. Is there something to be worriedabout?

I had two root canals on thursday and one of the teeth is very sensitive to the touch. Is there something to be worriedabout?

No: If endodontics is performed properly, at the very end of the root inflammation results.
This is called apical pericemtitis. It can vary greatly in degree depending on the disease state of the pulp and the difficultly degree of the root canal. Pressure sensitivity can range from none to severe. It can last from a few days to months, depending.
Anti- inflammatories, as advil, alleve, or tylenol (acetaminophen) wor. ...Read more

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I had 2 root canal done thursday today is sunday and 1 of the teeth is still sensitive to touch and chew should I be wory something is wrong?

I had 2 root canal done thursday today is sunday and 1 of the teeth is still sensitive to touch and chew should I be wory something is wrong?

Take Advil (ibuprofen): Not uncommon. If you don't start feeling relief, you should have the tooth checked to see if it is hitting high. ...Read more

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One of my bottom teeth has been hurting almost constantly for 3 days. When I touch the spot near the gum line it is very sensitive.?

One of my bottom teeth has been hurting almost constantly for 3 days. When I touch the spot near the gum line it is very sensitive.?

See DDS: See your dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination to ascertain your concerns, whether decay periodontal problems or recession. ...Read more

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I had two wisdom teeth pulled on my left side (upper and lower) in Feb 2016, today I have a small hard lump on my jaw. Its sensitive to the touch.

Sensitive Lump: Where is the "lump"? Near the extraction sites? Next to another tooth? Inside your mouth? On your face or neck? Is the lump movable? Without these answers it is very difficult to guess as what it might be. Please go back to your surgeon for a post op evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I had root canal rx started 6 days ago and temporary filling put in place. This was done on molar. Three teeth beside that still feel like they are loose and sensitive to touch. Gp prescribed antibiotics as infection suspected, but after 2 days still

Hi, I had root canal rx started 6 days ago and temporary filling put in place. This was done on molar. Three teeth beside that still feel like they are loose and sensitive to touch. Gp prescribed antibiotics as infection suspected, but after 2 days still

Yes: I think the answer to your questions is Yes the other teeth can still be loose and sensitive to the touch if the infection on the tooth of issue was extensive. The body also has it's own process of dealing with issues and this may be different from person to person. If you still have concerns just call and schedule with your current dentist to review the area and help ease your concerns ...Read more

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Pain on left side teeth, ear, temple and neck. Sometimes my left side throat feels funny and left head sensitive to touch.

Pain on left side teeth, ear, temple and neck. Sometimes my left side throat feels funny and left head sensitive to touch.

Get checked: You may have more than one issue going on. Get checked... I would check the left TM joint, the left ear, the occiput, the frontal sinus, the associated musculature, the teeth, and the throat for the presence of toxins, pathogens and allergens. ...Read more

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Frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head, scalp sensitive to touch on left, teeth in upper left jaw ache, all ease with sleep but return?

Frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head, scalp sensitive to touch on left, teeth in upper left jaw ache, all ease with sleep but return?

If Dental Cause....: I would definitely see a dentist to rule out whether a dental, TMJ, sinus, or potentially a more serious medical problem. If dental, it could be: a tooth abscess; a sinus/allergy problem putting pressure on teeth and affecting your bite which can lead to a clenching/grinding cause of the pain; stress induced clenching/grinding causing TMJD disorder. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tooth feels weird and sensitive?

What do you suggest if my tooth feels weird and sensitive?

Sensitive how?: To sweets and cold, or when you bite on it? When you brush it? Without this information, the best advice anyone can give you is to make an appointment with a local dentist to see if there is a problem and what the appropriate treatment might be. ...Read more

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My tooth suddenly became super sensitive. What could have caused tis?

My tooth suddenly became super sensitive. What could have caused tis?

Fracture?: Loose filling? Decay? Non-vital nerve? Periodontal disease? Grinding? Trauma? Now that we've guessed on what could have caused it, it's time to call a local dentist for an appointment. They will let you know the exact reason for your sensitivity and what needs to be done to solve the problem. ...Read more

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I've chipped my tooth and when I touch it, it hurts. What should I do?

With a broken tooth: ; tooth pain would encourage you to seek dental evaluation promptly. ...Read more

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I need some help please! Why is a healthy tooth suddenly sensitive to food?

I need some help please! Why is a healthy tooth suddenly sensitive to food?

Healthy tooth: Did your dentist examine that tooth and tell you there is nothing wrong with it and that it is healthy? If so, the tooth may have recession, your bite might be off, or the tooth may have a fracture that went undetected. If you have not seen a dentist for this yet, you should... The tooth may not be as healthy as you think. ...Read more

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Got a pit on my tooth fixed and now it's very sensitive (it never bothered me before it was fixed)?

Got a pit on my tooth fixed and now it's very sensitive (it never bothered me before it was fixed)?

Call your dentist: Filling is too high. Call your dentist so you can be seen as soon as possible to adjust the filling. Very common complication. ...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