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Tooth pain from cavaties?
22 doctors weighed in

Dr. SEGUN RASAKI
Pain Management
9 doctors agree
In brief: TOOTH CAVITIES
See a dentist asap.

In brief: TOOTH CAVITIES
See a dentist asap.
Dr. SEGUN RASAKI
Dr. SEGUN RASAKI
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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.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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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.
Dr. Robert Devin
Dr. Robert Devin
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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.
Dr. Isaak Halegoua
Dr. Isaak Halegoua
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
2 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.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Dr. Lori Wagner
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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.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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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.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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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.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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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!
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Often
Often. Other reasons for tooth pain.
Cavities are #1. See your dentist to resolve.

In brief: Often
Often. Other reasons for tooth pain.
Cavities are #1. See your dentist to resolve.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: See your dentist
The cavity probably is deep into the tooth.

In brief: See your dentist
The cavity probably is deep into the tooth.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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