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Have a severe toothache in upper front tooth accompanied w numbness in my left nostril was slight runny nose. Can this be sinus or tooth ache?

Have a severe toothache in upper front tooth accompanied w numbness in my left nostril was slight runny nose. Can this be sinus or tooth ache?

Differential Dx: A clinician makes a list of possible diagnoses when trying to figure out what is going on. You have made a list of two and either or both is possible. You need the next step of your doctor testing and identifying or ruling out what is happening. Please and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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I have light toothache on the surface of the upper front tooth what should I do for relief?

I have light toothache on the surface of the upper front tooth what should I do for relief?

Depends: Very broad question. See a dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Until you can see a dentist, try taking an otc analgesic like advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. Follow label instructions. ...Read more

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Is laser nerve treatment or pulp capping for toothache better alternative than having a root canal? I do not want a root canal! It is a front tooth

Is laser nerve treatment or pulp capping for toothache better alternative than having a root canal? I do not want a root canal! It is a front tooth

Root canal is better: Than pulp capping. Pulp capping will only work if there is a pin point exposure of the nerve and it is still healthy. Tooth ache means the nerve is no longer healthy and root canal treatment (with or without use of a laser) is indicated. See a root canal specialist - endodontist. ...Read more

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Do I have an abcess? Ever since last nite ive had slight swelling behind top front tooth and a metallic taste in mouth. No toothache tho. I'm only 20

Do I have an abcess? Ever since last nite ive had slight swelling behind top front tooth and a metallic taste in mouth. No toothache tho. I'm only 20

Possibly.: An abscessed incisor is a possibility but it's not the only one. You may have gum inflammation or irritation from insufficient oral care, a mild injury from contact to hot food or liquid or even vigorous brushing from a hard bristle tooth brush. If the swelling gets worse or it starts to hurt, you should see a dentist. Some medications can cause a metallic taste but, in your case, I don't know. ...Read more

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I have lower front tooth pain since the past 3 days. Is this because of sinus or gum recession?

I have lower front tooth pain since the past 3 days. Is this because of sinus or gum recession?

Your pain: Is more than likely associated with gum recession, localized inflammation, exposure of root structure. If its in the lower anterior midline, could also result from a muco-gingival defect, requiring a gum graft and a frenectomy. Seldom does sinus involvement have an effect on lower anterior teeth. Best to bd seen by a dentist. All the best. ...Read more

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Tooth pain front anterior (#26) - electric shock tooth pain -pulse of sort of pain - pain rating : 3 pain last about 1 sec?

Tooth pain front anterior (#26) - electric shock tooth pain -pulse of sort of pain - pain rating : 3 pain last about 1 sec?

Visit your dentist: Did you have a trauma to your lower anterior jaw area? It sounds like maybe you may have a chip at the edge of the tooth, and you may even have exposed dentin (inside part of tooth under enamel) or even an exposed nerve. If not, you may have tooth abrasion caused by overzealous brushing or even an occlusal issue. Visit your dentist, and he/she can tell you what is going on. ...Read more

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Hit in mouth, now front right tooth pain and it's loose, what should I do? I have a flipper for my front left from previous accident

Hit in mouth, now front right tooth pain and it's loose, what should I do? I have a flipper for my front left from previous accident

Loose Tooth: You need to avoid the sport you are doing without ac ousting mouth guard. You need to see a Dentist right away for evaluation of your tooth. ...Read more

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Loose tooth front bottom crack in tooth small bump at bottom of tooth sometime with pulse in it no tooth pain is that normal?

Loose tooth front bottom crack in tooth small bump at bottom of tooth sometime with pulse in it no tooth pain is that normal?

Contact DDS: See your dentist ASAP for an evaluation. Possible history of past trauma or decay, if the tooth can be saved, treat it immediately, if the tooth is deemed non-restorable, have a treatment plan for the replacement if possible. ...Read more

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Tooth pain throbbing on left side. Left side molar hurts. Have a permanent retainer on the front bottom teeth, is the molar being impacted

Tooth pain throbbing on left side. Left side molar hurts. Have a permanent retainer on the front bottom teeth, is the molar being impacted

See a dentist: Sounds like not impaction. It is dental abscess. The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full range of antibiotics presently available. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an impacted lower left wisdom tooth cause pain? Also can you feel the wisdom tooth pain in lower front jaw? Under front bottom teeth?

Can an impacted lower left wisdom tooth cause pain? Also can you feel the wisdom tooth pain in lower front jaw? Under front bottom teeth?

Impacted wisdom toot: An impacted lower wisdom tooth can effect the nerve and cause pain radiating down your jaw to the front teeth. Get this checked out by an oral surgeon ASAP. ...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 need emergency dentist in miami have terrible extreme tooth pain can you help me I have no insurance or job I am in really severe pain thank you for your help it is a miolar on the bottom row of teeth if you looked at my two front bottom teeth

I need emergency dentist in miami have terrible extreme tooth pain can you help me I have no insurance or job I am in really severe pain thank you for your help it is a miolar on the bottom row of teeth if you looked at my two front bottom teeth

You're right.: Absolutely correct, you need to see a dentist right away. Check in to public health clinics in your state or a dental school--these options often work better for people with extra time and scant funds. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm having upper front tooth pain, but no fracture/decay/anything. Any ideas?

I'm having upper front tooth pain, but no fracture/decay/anything. Any ideas?

Non-vital nerve: This is only a guess. Without evaluating the tooth personally and examining a radiograph, it is impossible to tell. You may have traumatized it years ago and now the non-vital nerve is causing problems. It can also be your bite. See a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Recurring mouth ulcers, toothache& abscesses following a mouth trauma-3 front teeth were broken. Root canal & antibiotics-still have abscess?

Recurring mouth ulcers, toothache& abscesses following a mouth trauma-3 front teeth were broken. Root canal & antibiotics-still have abscess?

Return: Return to your treating Dentist or Root Canal Specialist for reevaluation. Cannot asses the extent your injuries or your healing progress in this forum. You need to be reexamined. Specialist referral may be in order. ...Read more

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I have been having toothaches on this one tooth for years. Can someone explain the cause?

Many possibilities: Previous "nerve" damage, perhaps from deep filling, partial loss of vitality, fracture, traumatic occlusion, hyper function, history of traumatic incident, gum disease, abscess, cyst, neoplasm, and many more. See your Dentist to check vitality of tooth and integrity of supporting tissues. Referral to an Endodontist may be in order. ...Read more

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I've had my tooth out through avin toothache, but still got toothache and no tooth there. Why?

I've had my tooth out through avin toothache, but still got toothache and no tooth there. Why?

Pain: Please go back and see the dentist. It could be a dry socket that will require treatment or it may be another tooth acting up. Best to see the dentist now. ...Read more

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Is tooth removal the only thing to treat toothaches from pyaria?

Gum disease: Doesn't necessarily cause a toothache, although severe gum disease may cause pain in the mouth that may be interpreted as a toothache. Anyone with a toothache or gum disease should see a dentist at once for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am having a toothache from a cavity in my tooth, what should I do?

I am having a toothache from a cavity in my tooth, what should I do?

See a dentist.: Only a visit to the dentist can help you. Doing anything else will only mask the problem for a short time. ...Read more

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I have a really bad toothache after having a tooth abscesstreated. What should I do?

I have a really bad toothache after having a tooth abscesstreated. What should I do?

Call the dentist: Your pain may just be from trauma due to the work or it may be a sign of something more. Call you dentist and request to be seen. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause me to have a toothache even if there's nothing wrong with my tooth?

Can smoking cause me to have a toothache even if there's nothing wrong with my tooth?

Smoking: Can lead to gum disease and bone loss. Even though the tooth itself might be fine, the pain might emanate from the supporting tissues (gum tissue) which people often associate as a toothache. In any event - quit smoking and save your life and a lot of money! ...Read more

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If it was toothache from a decaying tooth, surely the pain would be constant all the time right?

If it was toothache from a decaying tooth, surely the pain would be constant all the time right?

Typical Progression: Early decay progresses though the tooth. Initially there is no pain. As the decay increases in size, the tooth becomes sensitive to cold & sweets. When the decay approaches the nerve, the nerve becomes inflamed & sensitivity to heat usually indicating irreversible damage requiring RCT. However there are no rules! Some patients only experience pain late in the game, others very sensitive early on. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I'm having a toothache in the tooth next to the sight of extraction after over a week?

Should I be worried if I'm having a toothache in the tooth next to the sight of extraction after over a week?

Maybe: I would go back to the dentist who extracted the tooth for them to check to see if something else is going on. ...Read more

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Can you die from an abscessed tooth/ toothache?

Can you die from an abscessed tooth/ toothache?

Yes: If the infection spreads uncontrollably to other parts of your body it can be difficult to treat. Although this is a very rare possibility in today's world, it was quite common before antibiotic treatment was available. Don't wait, see a dentist for care now. ...Read more

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Why toothache next to tooth that received new filling?

See DDS: Could be referred pain or a problem with the other tooth. See DDS ASAP for exam. ...Read more

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I got a tooth removed a day ago and I have very bad toothache?

I got a tooth removed a day ago and I have very bad toothache?

Toothache: I'm sorry to hear that and suggest you discuss this with the dentist who removed your tooth. Have you tried taking otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache? You might have a dry socket. Call the office for advice. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a tooth removed a day ago and I have very bad toothache?

What do you recommend if I had a tooth removed a day ago and I have very bad toothache?

Tooth extraction: Is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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After filling, tooth is not sensitive to hot or cold but I start to have toothache that comes and goes. Pain can be there for several hours.

After filling, tooth is not sensitive to hot or cold but I start to have toothache that comes and goes. Pain can be there for several hours.

More info needed...: How deep was the restoration? How long ago was the restoration completed? Bruxism? How is the occlusion on that tooth? Answers to these questions would help in formulating a proper diagnosis. Please see your local dentist to have the tooth re-evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

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