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Dr. Katz, Dentist - DDS
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Experience:  Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 37 years.Anesthesiology Fellow-Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Evaluator for Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
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7 lateral incisor pain espevislly when i tap it

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7 lateral incisor pain espevislly when i tap it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.

It would be difficult to make a diagnosis on your tooth from describing tapping pressure alone without an xray of the tooth.Tapping pressure could indicate a dead tooth with an abscess at the tip or it could indicate a tooth in hyperocclusion that has an inflamed ligament around it.This could occur from grinding on a tooth with a premature opposing tooth contact.Both instances are entirely different scenarios and have different treatments.If you have no swelling,there is no pimple above the tooth and there is not a large filling in the tooth,you may just be hitting the tooth prematurely.Hope this helps.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome.When you get a chance,please leave a rating so that we can maintain good quality control on this site .Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very helpful
Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.

I think that you have to select a rating option on your screen.

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