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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
1,174 Doctors shared insights

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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What does it means when my toothache got one side of my head hurt?

What does it means when my toothache got one side of my head hurt?

Referred pain: It is not uncommon to have tooth pain radiate to the head, neck, shoulder, even arms. You know it is tooth related if all these symptoms disappeared after proper dental treatment. Get the tooth checked out asap! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you're arms and face tingle due to tooth pain?

What does it mean when you're arms and face tingle due to tooth pain?

Too long: It means you've waited too long to have the problem diagnosed and treated. Could be sign of spreading infection. Could be allergic response to a medication you're taking to try to mask the symptoms. Whatever the reason, you can't fix this yourself and it may be dangerous. Please seek help now. ...Read more

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Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Toothaches: Toothaches don't cause facial swellings. Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Toothache and left side of face in extreme pain! What can I do for this?

Find a dentist: A toothache means you have a problem requiring professional dental care. Until you get to a dentist, you can try an otc analgesic like advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. Follow label directions. In extreme situations you can combine pain relievers (2 advil + 2 tylenol (acetaminophen)). All this depends on your personal allergies! N don't take any medications you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting a toothache with a headach on the top left side of my face?

What to do if I am getting a toothache with a headach on the top left side of my face?

Many possibilities: From toothache to sinus infection to neurologic problem, needs to be evaluated. See both your dentist and your physician for examinations. Could be 2 coincidental non-related sources. ...Read more

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What to do if I continue getting a toothache with a headach on the top left side of my face?

What to do if I continue getting a toothache with a headach on the top left side of my face?

See a dentist first: To rule out odontogenic (toothache) disease. Then see your doctor for migraine, facial pain headache evaluation, management or referral to orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Will a toothache that has my face swollen go away?

Will a toothache that has my face swollen go away?

Not on its own: The two are probably linked, and would be better off having your problem treated before it progresses to a potentially serious condition. See your dentist who will discuss options with you and you can decide to remove the offending tooth or save it. ...Read more

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What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

Death: Unchecked infection in the upper jaw can spread through pathways to the brain! Lower jaw infections can spread to the heart the same way!
Unless drainage was established and elimination of the source of infections, people died from these ailments. During Medieval time they used primitive means to extract offending teeth. Cavemen knocked out teeth with rocks!
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What can I do about a toothache that's causing extreme pain on the left side of my face?

What can I do about a toothache that's causing extreme pain on the left side of my face?

See a dentist: Extreme pain means you've waited way too long to be seen by a dentist. Waiting any longer can result in pain that is unbearable. Please call for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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My brother had toothache last week and now his face as gone numb on the side he ad toothache?

My brother had toothache last week and now his face as gone numb on the side he ad toothache?

Seek dental care asp: It would be important to seek an evaluation by a dentist asap. This could be a serious dental infection developing. You'd need antibiotic therapy and dental treatment. If that is ruled out a neurologist may be needed. I'd say another possibility is lymes disease depending what part of the country you're in ...Read more

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Hello. I been having a painful toothache last couple weeks and the pain going right up to my left side my face and making bad headaches. .

Hello. I been having a painful toothache last couple weeks and the pain going right up to my left side my face and making bad headaches. .

Choices: You have several choices: 1. Live with it 2. Take pain medication and hope it goes away (it won't) 3. Spend time researching this subject on the internet. 4. See a dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Personally I think the smart thing to do would be choice #4 and asap! ...Read more

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Left side of face is tingling, earache and toothache. What is it?

Left side of face is tingling, earache and toothache. What is it?

A good question that: Requires you personally seeing a dentist and physician for an e-valuation. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my sister she woke up with swollen eyelids and face with toothache?

Infection: It sounds as if your sister might have an abscessed tooth and the infection has spread into the tissue. This can sometimes happen even overnight and swell the face and eyelid shut. Going to a dentist and being placed on antibiotics needs to be done asap. Depending on the severity of the swelling a course of IV antibiotics may need to be given. ...Read more

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Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Yes: Lower molar pain can radiate to the ear or the back of the head. Please see your dentist for treatment. More than likely you will need a root canal and crown to protect and save the tooth. ...Read more

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I have had a headache and toothache on the right side on my face only if I'm sitting up or walking around. What can I do to stop the pain. I cannot af?

I have had a headache and toothache on the right side on my face only if I'm sitting up or walking around. What can I do to stop the pain. I cannot af?

You could try: Taking an analgesic pill like Tylenol or an NSAID but the smartest thing to do would be to see a health care professional or a dentist and find out what is really going on so that it can be treated effectively and avoid leaving potentially life threatening issues untreated. Get checked out today! ...Read more

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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