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I have a tooth pain question, Fluctuate, My right lower jaw,

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I have a tooth pain question
JA: Is the pain consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: Fluctuate
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.
Customer: My right lower jaw, no at joint, almost under wisdom teeth is aching. I had wisdoms teeth removed a few years ago. Almost inside lower between teeth and cheek.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Hegland replied 5 months ago.

When is the last time that you had a dental check up? Is there any swelling or could you submit a picture of the area so I could review? What have you been taking for pain, and how long has it been painful?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Been uncomfortable for a few days. A little pain to touch on the outside. It has been a few years since my last check up. I take Motrin a couple times a day.
Expert:  Dr. Hegland replied 5 months ago.

What are you looking for in regards ***** ***** on this tooth?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Is it something that I need to wait out or see a dentist for?
Expert:  Dr. Hegland replied 5 months ago.

You will need to see a dentist for an exam and xray of the area. Since the tooth is hurting on the outside of the tooth it could be a number of different things, deep cavity, irreversible pulpitis, periodontal infection, etc. If pressing or touching that area replicates the pain, it is extremely likely that the tooth needs dentist/professional diagnosis and treatment. Feel free to ask whatever info you need I'm here to explain.