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Tooth pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 17, 2006
  • 11:26 AM

I have a tooth pain problem, and my dentist has no idea what it is. I have two teeth that are shock sensitive, there is pain when the tooth is tapped with the finger. The pain feels like the teeth are loose when forced out of position, but they are not loose. One tooth has had a root canal, the other is still sensitive when numbed for filling, so it must be a problem between tooth and gum. Has anyone heard of this? Ken

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  • Test only. Ken
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  • first of all, u will need X-ray and then u have to check the periradicular area "area around the apex of the root" to see if there is any Radiolucency (RL) if there is no (RL) and u have severe pain when the tooth is tapped, that means u have Acute Periapical Periodontitis if u have a (RL) in the area with Severe pain during tapping of the tooh, that means u have also Acute Periapical Periodontitis if u have a (RL) in the area with Mild pain when the tooth is tapped, that means u have Chronic Periapical Periodontitis so in any1 of these cases u will need to Retreat the previously treated tooth and check the health of the other tooth by taking X-Ray and making different pulpal tests like Cold Test, coz the tooth maybe normal and healthy but u feel pain as a result of the radiating pain from the infected tooth. do more exams for better diagnosis. thank u and hope that u will b better
    valentino0o0 1 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 03:02 PM
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  • Have the same problem, one tooth only. Had dental x-ray as well as CT scan of sinuses, all within normal limits. Doesn't hurt all the time but waxes and wanes and is getting more frequent. What next?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 04:50 AM
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  • I have had tooth pain for a little over a month now. It hurts mostly during the night and when I apply pressure to it with my finger is when it is painful. My dentist has done xrays and cold/hot tests and has no idea what to do. He suggested a root canal which I had and seemed to relieve the pain for a couple days now it is back. I am soooooooo frustrated cuz I have paid for this root canal and that is not the problem.
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  • Any trauma to your tooth can produce chronic pain, even after having a root canal. Peripheral nerves around both teeth might be hyper-reacting from the work done on them or if you clench your teeth at night or grind your teeth while sleeping it will cause pain when you tap it. I know it sounds strange. As long as the hot/cold test doesn't show any problem, maybe the pain will subside eventually. I know this has happened to me several times. Sometimes I have no residual pain at all when I get work done on a tooth and other times it will act up off and on when there is no apparent problem at all and time seems to cure it. Sometimes the residual pain is your tooth remembering the problem (Inflammation, Cavity. etc) after it is actually cured.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 14, 2007
    • 02:21 AM
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  • :( Ah man, I'm so sorry about this. I have had a toothache for afew days now and it's only gotten worse, today I finally got in touch with a dentist and he said that it sounded like I'll either need a root canal or extraction. my tooth hurts to touch too, and also my neck under my jaw hurts. The dentist I got in touch with filled a prescription of antibiotics for me and they are helping alot, I'm using tylonol too. I really hope you find out what's wrong and get better, tooth pain has to be the worse pain I've ever had. Right now I'm just thankful for those antibiotics and tylonol, but I'm also hoping I can just have my tooth removed.Good Luck! :)
    Cmajor07 1 Replies
    • October 22, 2007
    • 06:04 AM
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  • Ken, what ever happened to the problem you had with your teeth?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 11, 2008
    • 05:09 AM
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  • I totally feel your pain. I had root canal problems for a few months and at times I wanted to slam my head against a wall. There were times that I couldn't sleep at night......oh man I don't miss that!The ONLY things that worked on me was Vicodin or Percocete:D:D:D
    jiogoal 3 Replies
    • January 27, 2009
    • 07:27 AM
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  • I had pain in my tooth that increased at night and by morning was very sore but seemed to not be as bad during the day. I went to the dentist - of course thinking I would be needing a root canal - and he took X-rays. He could not see anything wrong with my teeth. He told me to use a water-pic and a flouride rinse. It has been 3 weeks and my tooth is completely better. Actually - all of my teeth feel better and all of my sensitivity is gone. Don't jump to conclusions - I would have sworn I had a tooth going south on me and it turned out to be a receding gum.
    Esther 1 Replies
    • February 12, 2009
    • 11:25 PM
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  • what type of flouride rinse...Yep for some reason the dr can't find anything wrong to it..
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