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My upper tooth hurts when i bite down. What could it be?

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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many issues can

Cause this symptom. Infection in the tooth or the gums could be the issue.
Your bite can also be partly responsible. Sounds like you should get a dental exam for evaluation and ideas on what to do to correct your problem. Good luck!

In brief: Many issues can

Cause this symptom. Infection in the tooth or the gums could be the issue.
Your bite can also be partly responsible. Sounds like you should get a dental exam for evaluation and ideas on what to do to correct your problem. Good luck!
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dr. R Lee Hinson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: A number of things

It could be a fracture, an infection, periodontal problems, a non-vital nerve, a deep cavity, or an occlusal prematurity, just to name a few.
Please see a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: A number of things

It could be a fracture, an infection, periodontal problems, a non-vital nerve, a deep cavity, or an occlusal prematurity, just to name a few.
Please see a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Dental disease

Some form of dental disease. See your dentist for exam/treatment.

In brief: Dental disease

Some form of dental disease. See your dentist for exam/treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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