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I feel a ache/soreness in one or more of my teeth in the

I feel a ache/soreness in one or more of my teeth in the front on the right side of my mouth which started around a week ago. It is mild but may be getting worse, it almost feels the way my teeth felt when I had braces and I hope they are not shifting. I did have a crown put in on a molar (on the left side of my mouth) about 2 weeks ago and was wondering if there could be a connection. The crown does feel a little bulky but I thought I would just get used to that. That tooth does not hurt, nor do the ones next to it.JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?Customer: No swelling, if I press on my front right tooth it feels soreJA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.Customer: If I press on the tooth gently with my finger it hurts. There is a constant dull ache I feel too. The one next to that tooth hurts a little too but not as much.

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Dr. Behere

Practicing Dental Surgeon

Master's Degree

3,352 satisfied customers
Past month or so my lower four incisors have been a little

For the past month or so my lower four incisors have been a little sore. Not terrible, I usually only notice when I brush or floss. Initially I thought it was sensitivity from a recent teeth whitening, but when it didn't get better I made a dental appointment for next week. However, during a routine thyroid check yesterday, my doctor noticed a lot of swelling in my submental glands below my chin. Could this be related to my sore teeth? Do I have an infection and not know it? Thanks for the help.

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Just Dental Truths!

Dentist

Doctoral Degree

1,802 satisfied customers
Hi, I have never had a cavity and my history only includes

Hi, I have never had a cavity and my history only includes one root canal and removal of wisdom teeth and braces as a teen. I am 42 years old, exercise regularly, am a healthy weight, do not smoke and do not drink soda or eat candy. I am on birth control pills. Because of insurance I was only seeing the dentist once a year but now can go twice. The first visit to my new dentist (we just moved) convinced me of the importance of flossing, which before I only did every few weeks. So I started flossing everyday and did so for six months. When I saw her again the dentist herself cleaned my teeth and it was painful. She also said that my gums bled a little and I was instructed on how to floss correctly and I confirmed that I was doing it right (my gums were never bleeding at home). About a week later my gums began to hurt after flossing and now they are sensitive all the time. It's been 12 days now and even my neck hurts or feels bruised under the jawline on each side. Is this normal? I feel like I need to get rid of this dentist. I have never had such sore teeth before and my husband (who also uses her) said he thought it hurt too.

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Dr. Behere

Practicing Dental Surgeon

Master's Degree

3,352 satisfied customers
Im 23 and my teeth began shifting when I went to the dentist

I'm 23 and my teeth began shifting when I went to the dentist and had a cavity filled. I felt like they just didn't fit together, and then my TMJ (my jaw always popped, just never hurt) really got out of hand. My jaw was always hurting and started to look like it was out of alignment. I went to a dentist who said I needed ALL this expensive dental work ($10,000 worth for an expander then braces) that I just didn't have the money for. My teeth top and bottom teeth don't touch each other in perfect alignment when I bite the front top and bottom teeth down together. My top teeth are slightly to the left. It seems as if my teeth are also crowding. I've never had braces and my teeth always used to be perfect (I always got compliments on them) and now I've noticed that some of my front bottom and top teeth are moving too far up or too far back. Taking pictures is embarrassing, and when I sleep, my bottom teeth seem to want to come forward and hit my top teeth. I always wake up with sore teeth and a sore jaw. I finally went to a dentist who said a retainer for night wear would help and maybe fix my problem with slightly crooked teeth (it's not that noticeable to others, only me), and though the retainer does help, I've noticed that some other teeth are starting to move now too. I'm not great about wearing my retainer (I fall asleep easily) and don't feel as if it is going to solve the problem. Plus, I just feel like my teeth are moving a lot now to an embarrassing level. Should I go ahead and get braces? I have a fake tooth on the bottom row in the very back (I had to get a screw for a year for it); will this cause problems? How long do you think I'd have to wear the braces? I start my clinicals for speech pathology and don't want them to be too noticeable, but don't feel as if I'd remember to wear my invisalign all the time if that was even an option (I'm very forgetful and spastic). Are braces at this age unreasonable even for slightly crooked teeth? I feel like my dentist thinks I'm being silly because my smile is still pretty, but he didn't see my teeth before they started moving and doesn't realize how different they are. Thanks for any advice!

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How do I handle excessive mucus around the teeth and gums?

How do I handle excessive mucus around the teeth and gums? It is so bad that it is difficult to keep from drooling. As a result, I'm sucking my teeth constantly while awake and this might be the cause of sore teeth and gums. In addition, I have occasional numbness and occasional pain around the face (different zones and not daily, almost like a different nerve is being blocked or irritated). Have been to local ENT, Dentist, Oral Surgeon and they claim everything is normal but when I insist that this much thick drool is not normal they get frustrated and act as if I'm delusional, which in turn is more frustrating to me. Have tried a round of antibiotics and that eliminated some symptoms not described above.

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Mark Bornfeld, DDS

General Dentist

Doctoral Degree

5,432 satisfied customers
For the past 8-9 days, I have been experiencing a group of

For the past 8-9 days, I have been experiencing a group of unexplained symptoms, which I believe may be a dental issue:- tendernous of the jaw line- nagging minor, but persistant headache, originally thought to be sinus related.- a really bad sour taste in mouth, sometimes similar to a metallic taste. especially noticable while chewing food.

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

4,026 satisfied customers
My front teeth ache and throb--both upper ones and also lower.

My front teeth ache and throb--both upper ones and also lower. I don't have cavities or infection or anything like that. I regularly see a dentist.She removes any plaque every few months, recommends Prevident RX toothpaste, has used Super Seal on them, made a custom mouthguard, etc., but none of these have solved the problem. I'm constantly using benzocaine on them and even put dental wax on the area to help blunt the throbbing. I'm 63 and my teeth are in pretty good shape, with the usual fillings here and there and just a bit of enamel loss. I'm wondering if "sucking" on the teeth or somehow thrusting the tongue against them is causing or worsening the problem. It's hard to relax my mouth in this shape. Any thing else you might recommend to help? Thanks!

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Dr. Peel

Dental Surgeon

Doctoral Degree

1,866 satisfied customers
I have increibly sensitive and sore teeth - top back 4 molars.

I have increibly sensitive and sore teeth - top back 4 molars. Initially thought it was the teeth. Had an opg done. No problems found. Saw doctor as possible sinus problem. Had sinus and head ct scan. No problem there either. Tried sensodyne toothpaste. Gum constantly burning and hurts when close jaw. What have I not done yet?

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

4,026 satisfied customers
HiI just got 9 crowns done. Including the six front teeth,

Hi I just got 9 crowns done (no root canals). Including the six front teeth, they had 19 year old porcelene veneers . The prepration of the teeth was very painfull and there was a lot of bleeding. I went twice to adjust the bite. Two weeks later my front teeth are still sensitive to cold, not very painful, also when i push my front teeth with my toungue it feels like they move, like a cliking feeling. Another problem is that one canine hurts when i bite on it, the pain does not last and it feels much thicker on the inside than the other teeth. Is this normal, maybe my gums need to heal. I have a last appointment with my dentist in two days, she is not very helpful, the whole thing cost 20,000 so I want to make sure I ask the right questions.

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Dr Aldrich

Dentist

Doctoral Degree

64 satisfied customers
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