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What is the cause of tooth tenderness?

What is the cause of tooth tenderness?

Several reasons: Can be caused by a tooth abscess, gum & bone disease infection, a bad bite or grinding your teeth. You need to see a dentist to find out why and what treatment is needed. It may get worse with no treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth is tender and painful, already saw a dentist?

Please help! tooth is tender and painful, already saw a dentist?

Diagnosis ?: What did your dentist say to you? Your dentist has had the opportunity to examine you, test the tooth, take a radiograph, etc... Over the internet, no one else has that luxury. Can't possibly guess at your problem.. That won't help you. It might be wise to consult with a local endodontist. ...Read more

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Gum around root canal treated tooth feels tender, not firm. Been 1 month+.Dentist said not inflamed, but there's a discomfort there. Tooth problem?

Gum around root canal treated tooth feels tender, not firm. Been 1 month+.Dentist said not inflamed, but there's a discomfort there. Tooth problem?

Many possibilities: It could be any number of causes. Fractured root, occlusal trauma, periodontal gum inflammation, periapical infection, failing Root Canal Therapy, unfilled accessory canal? All possibilities. Requires clinical and radiographic evaluation. Consider Endodontic consult if necessary. ...Read more

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I had root canal treatment, is it normal that the teeth next to the treated tooth feel tender to biting?

I had root canal treatment, is it normal that the teeth next to the treated tooth feel tender to biting?

Yes this can: Be noted. One possible reson is that the bite load on the treated tooth was changed or even removed as a part of the root canal procedure. This places a little more load/chewing stress on the adjacent teeth. Also, inflammation from the "sick" tooth can have an influence on the neighbors. Explain this issue w your treating dentist. ...Read more

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I had a root canal yesterday and woke to a severe unilateral headache on the opposing side to the tooth, severe tenderness of the tooth site. Normal?

Not typical: No this is not typical. The reason why you are having pain on the opposite side from the root canal may be because your mouth was open for a long time during the dental procedure. Now the muscles and jaw are stressed out. If this is the cause ibuprophen, ice and soft diet will help. Call the dentist who did the root canal and find out exqctlynwhatnis going on. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

Dentist First: From you history, i would start with the root canal tooth, then work from there. It is possible, given your timeline, that the root canal possibly failed, and the infection recurred. If so, treatment is necessary and may allow you to still save the tooth. It is possible it's a sinus infection, but my first guess would be the rct tooth. You want a "pa x-ray", digital if possible, or ct scan. ...Read more

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Small area of gum on inside side of upper molar is receding. Area is not tender or irritated, but tooth is very tender when chewing. Help !

Small area of gum on inside side of upper molar is receding.  Area is not tender or irritated, but tooth is very tender when chewing.  Help !

See DDS first: Have your dentist evaluate the area. May be as simple as a pizza burn. If the dentist feels it is warranted, you may be referred to a periodontist for a consultation. ...Read more

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I had a root canal a month ago and my tooth is still tender. How long does it take for the tenderness to go away?

Depends: Pain is a function of many things and depends on the host's response to those things. These may include but not limited to the elimination of the causative agent, treatment, ability to heal, ect. Normal inflammation subsides on average in 7-14 days in a healthy individual. It is impossible for me to determine what is delaying your improvement without additional information, see you DDS for help ...Read more

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Are these signs of Pericoronitis?; mild swelling near wisdom tooth, not too tender, no fever, pain, little redness, but it's reduced in size?

Are these signs of Pericoronitis?;
mild swelling near wisdom tooth, not too tender, no fever, pain, little redness, but it's reduced in size?

It is pericoronitis: If you notice the signs and symptoms of pericoronitis, you should see your dentist sooner rather than later to avoid serious complications. ...Read more

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