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When you slowly close your teeth together does the painful tooth contact first ?
When slight contact on a tooth causes severe pain, there are a few possible causes. The two most likely are :
1. An abscess that causes fluid buildup at the root tip. So when contact takes place, he pain is severe.
2. A cracked tooth - when a tooth is badly fractured, it may appear unchanged. But a person may experience severe pain when biting a specific, certain way.
If your pain is that severe, I'd certainly suggest calling your dentist for a consult.
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Hello again - From your description, you likely have inflammation and fluid around the rooth of your tooth causing pain when slight contact pressure is applied. It is possible that the tooth was traumatized by biting too hard. But it is more likely that you have a dental abscess or tooth fracture. I'd suggest an in office consult with your dentist.
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I hope you're 100% very soon.
Be well – Dr. Shernan