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My tooth is hurting. What should I do?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possibilities

Could be a primary tooth problem (cavity, infection, loose filling).
Could be a sinus infection. Would start with a dental check up and if that does not find the cause, followup with your doctor to check your sinuses.

In brief: Possibilities

Could be a primary tooth problem (cavity, infection, loose filling).
Could be a sinus infection. Would start with a dental check up and if that does not find the cause, followup with your doctor to check your sinuses.
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Hurting tooth

A hurting tooth likely means infection or significant tooth decay and cavities.
Best to see your dentist for an evaluation.

In brief: Hurting tooth

A hurting tooth likely means infection or significant tooth decay and cavities.
Best to see your dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

You may have a fractured tooth, a cavity, defective filling, infected tooth, gum disease, excess clenching/grinding of your teeth etc.
Please have your dentist evaluate the tooth and the rest of your teeth/mouth.

In brief: Many causes

You may have a fractured tooth, a cavity, defective filling, infected tooth, gum disease, excess clenching/grinding of your teeth etc.
Please have your dentist evaluate the tooth and the rest of your teeth/mouth.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Seek a dentist...

While some patients may attempt home remedies, these may not help over the long run.
When a tooth hurts there may be a problem that only a dentist can treat with certainty. It is best to see the advice from a reputable dentist. If you do not have a dentist you may search online for nice patient reviews.

In brief: Seek a dentist...

While some patients may attempt home remedies, these may not help over the long run.
When a tooth hurts there may be a problem that only a dentist can treat with certainty. It is best to see the advice from a reputable dentist. If you do not have a dentist you may search online for nice patient reviews.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe a sign

Pain usually means you have issues that needs attention and should not be ignored.
Please find a dentist to help you, the pain will likely get worse till you do.

In brief: Maybe a sign

Pain usually means you have issues that needs attention and should not be ignored.
Please find a dentist to help you, the pain will likely get worse till you do.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
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