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Tooth pain from cavaties?

24 doctors weighed in
Dr. SEGUN RASAKI
Pain Management
10 doctors agree

In brief: TOOTH CAVITIES

See a dentist asap.

In brief: TOOTH CAVITIES

See a dentist asap.
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily but

There are many causes of tooth pain- cavities, new fillings, grinding/clenching, gum problems, nerve issues with the tooth and/or infection, etc.
If a tooth is infected, the infection can spread beyond the roots and into the underlying gum tissue and bone, which does become a concern. See a dentist.

In brief: Not necessarily but

There are many causes of tooth pain- cavities, new fillings, grinding/clenching, gum problems, nerve issues with the tooth and/or infection, etc.
If a tooth is infected, the infection can spread beyond the roots and into the underlying gum tissue and bone, which does become a concern. See a dentist.
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Tooth pain can be from cavities or root irritation.
Tooth pain can also be referred from the sinuses or a presentation of trigeminal neuralgia.

In brief: Maybe

Tooth pain can be from cavities or root irritation.
Tooth pain can also be referred from the sinuses or a presentation of trigeminal neuralgia.
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Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tooth pain

There are several kinds Brief lasting a few seconds.
Make an appointment foe a dentist. Prolonged lasting hours/ days. See a professional asap. You are about to become very ill.

In brief: Tooth pain

There are several kinds Brief lasting a few seconds.
Make an appointment foe a dentist. Prolonged lasting hours/ days. See a professional asap. You are about to become very ill.
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Dr. Isaak Halegoua
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually from a cavit

Usally from a cavity that intrudes on the nerve.

In brief: Usually from a cavit

Usally from a cavity that intrudes on the nerve.
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be painful

Dental cavities can be painful if the cavity is exposing the nerve.
In addition, it can make the teeth more sensitive to hot and cold. Although over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can be helpful, these are only temporary measures until the cause is addressed. As such, be sure to see your dentist for an accurate diagnosis and for definitive treatment.

In brief: Can be painful

Dental cavities can be painful if the cavity is exposing the nerve.
In addition, it can make the teeth more sensitive to hot and cold. Although over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can be helpful, these are only temporary measures until the cause is addressed. As such, be sure to see your dentist for an accurate diagnosis and for definitive treatment.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cavities

If tooth deeply infected, cavity can cause pain as bacteria attack the nerve of the tooth.
Cavities do not self heal. The infection only spreads. Please go immediately to a Dentist for evaluation and treatment. Waiting only increases the risk that your chronic problem will turn intern acute one.

In brief: Cavities

If tooth deeply infected, cavity can cause pain as bacteria attack the nerve of the tooth.
Cavities do not self heal. The infection only spreads. Please go immediately to a Dentist for evaluation and treatment. Waiting only increases the risk that your chronic problem will turn intern acute one.
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

Pain in a tooth is not necessarily a sign of a cavity.
It is very possible to have a tooth totally fall apart from decay without ever having pain. I do not understand it but patients have reported that to me. Instead of using pain as an indicator of decay i would recommend seeing your dentist regularly. An exam with x-rays is best to find decay.

In brief: Yes and no

Pain in a tooth is not necessarily a sign of a cavity.
It is very possible to have a tooth totally fall apart from decay without ever having pain. I do not understand it but patients have reported that to me. Instead of using pain as an indicator of decay i would recommend seeing your dentist regularly. An exam with x-rays is best to find decay.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your dentist

Cavities will cause tooth pain.
Only a dentist can treat your teeth effectively. See a dentist.

In brief: See your dentist

Cavities will cause tooth pain.
Only a dentist can treat your teeth effectively. See a dentist.
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Dental pain can vary from something as simple as gum tissue that has raised & exposed some sensitive tooth structure to cavities & more.
The best thing you can do is find out early on, as little problems become more serious issues with the passing of time, plus you suffer with worry & pain. Please take good, regular care of your teeth & you will enjoy them for your lifetime. Prevention is the key!

In brief: Possibly

Dental pain can vary from something as simple as gum tissue that has raised & exposed some sensitive tooth structure to cavities & more.
The best thing you can do is find out early on, as little problems become more serious issues with the passing of time, plus you suffer with worry & pain. Please take good, regular care of your teeth & you will enjoy them for your lifetime. Prevention is the key!
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