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My back tooth cracked but only hurts when I'm laying down ?

16 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: You need care now

When you lie down the blood pressure in your head increases which can cause throbbing in areas with inflammation or infection.
This won't cure itself. Please call for an appointment.

In brief: You need care now

When you lie down the blood pressure in your head increases which can cause throbbing in areas with inflammation or infection.
This won't cure itself. Please call for an appointment.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: So far

Without proper dental treatment, the pain will get worse and be all the time.
Don't wait. See a dentist asap. These types of situation only get worse with time and flare up unexpectedly and often when no dentist is open for emergency treatment.

In brief: So far

Without proper dental treatment, the pain will get worse and be all the time.
Don't wait. See a dentist asap. These types of situation only get worse with time and flare up unexpectedly and often when no dentist is open for emergency treatment.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Only?

Your teeth shouldn't hurt at all.
Pain is a red flag telling you there's something wrong. If crown is fractured the tooth may be repairable. If root is fractured it will need to be removed and replaced. Delay increases risk of infection and worsening of the fracture. Please put down the computer, pick up your phone, and call your Dentist. Good luck.

In brief: Only?

Your teeth shouldn't hurt at all.
Pain is a red flag telling you there's something wrong. If crown is fractured the tooth may be repairable. If root is fractured it will need to be removed and replaced. Delay increases risk of infection and worsening of the fracture. Please put down the computer, pick up your phone, and call your Dentist. Good luck.
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3 doctors agree

In brief: See DDS

See your dentist immediately.
You are on borrowed time before the tooth will be hurting all the time. The dentist will ascertain via a clinical and radiographic examination whether a simple restoration is needed or something more complex.

In brief: See DDS

See your dentist immediately.
You are on borrowed time before the tooth will be hurting all the time. The dentist will ascertain via a clinical and radiographic examination whether a simple restoration is needed or something more complex.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See dentist asap

to have the tooth fixed.

In brief: See dentist asap

to have the tooth fixed.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Visit your dentist

The cracked toothe is a sign of a problem that won't go away by itself.

In brief: Visit your dentist

The cracked toothe is a sign of a problem that won't go away by itself.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: DDS

See DDS ASAP.
Tooth may need to be removed.

In brief: DDS

See DDS ASAP.
Tooth may need to be removed.
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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: See the dentist

asap. It hurts due to the increase in blood pressure in your head when lying down.

In brief: See the dentist

asap. It hurts due to the increase in blood pressure in your head when lying down.
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