Dental

Ask a Dentist. Get Answers to Your Dental Questions.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dental
This answer was rated:

What could cause throbbing pain in all my teeth?

I have throbbing pain in all my...

I have throbbing pain in all my teeth. They are sensitive to hot and cold. I had a complete dental exam two days ago with full mouth x-rays. I was told I have two small cavities on the biting surface of my bottom rear molars. I was also told I have gingivitis and need debridement and cleanings every four months. I also have recession of my gums on the lower front teeth and she thinks I might be clenching and grinding at night. I came home started looking on the internet and have been getting more and more nervous because nowhere does it say that the pain I am having can be caused by gingivitis or night clenching. I keep finding irreversible pulpits, my question is is it possible to have this in all my teeth and could she have missed this truly awful sounding condition?

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dental Question
Answered in 53 minutes by:
2/28/2010
Dr. Winterholler
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 266
Experience: 4 years Private Practice, Heavy emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants, Top 10% of Dental Class
Verified

Hello -- the internet can be a horrible place to gather information. I have been guilty of it myself. Pulpitis is usually a condition that is associated with a single tooth. It occurs when you have a deep cavity or a deep filling. The nerve in the tooth gets inflamed and the tooth becomes hypersensitive. What your dentist is telling you is most likely the right answer. Gingivitis and clenching are more likely to cause the generalized discomfort you are having. I will warn you however that the cleaning may make the hot and cold sensitivity worse at first. You may want to start rinsing with ACT mouthwash and brushing with Sensodyne toothpaste for a while before the cleaning. These products will reduce the sensitivity greatly both before and after the cleaning. Once you have had the cleaning and you continue with the desensitizing effects of the ACT mouthwash and Sensodyne toothpaste, your teeth should begin to feel a lot better and the throbbing should go away. Ask your dentist if they recommend any other toothpaste to desensitize your teeth. There are many different products available, some of which you can only get from the dentist. Good luck. Let me know if I can clarify anything for you.

Dr. Winterholler
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 266
Experience: 4 years Private Practice, Heavy emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants, Top 10% of Dental Class
Verified
Dr. Winterholler and 87 other Dental Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Winterholler Your Own Question
Dr. Winterholler
Dr. Winterholler
Dr. Winterholler, Dentist
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 266
266 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 4 years Private Practice, Heavy emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants, Top 10% of Dental Class

Dr. Winterholler is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Mark Bornfeld, DDS

Mark Bornfeld, DDS

Dentist

5,765 satisfied customers

Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA, American Academy of Oral Medicine

Dr. Alex

Dr. Alex

Dentist

1,607 satisfied customers

I am a General Dentist and founder of the American School of Dental Assisting

Dr. George McKee

Dr. George McKee

Dentist

1,392 satisfied customers

Licensed dentist with 30 years clinical experience in general practice and cosmetic reconstruction.

Dr. Girish

Dr. Girish

Dentist

788 satisfied customers

19 years of clinical experience in all phases of Dentistry.

Julian Chen

Julian Chen

Dentist

567 satisfied customers

Practicing General Dentist since 2002

Dr. Winterholler

Dr. Winterholler

Dentist

266 satisfied customers

4 years Private Practice, Heavy emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants, Top 10% of Dental Class

Dr. Mitch

Dr. Mitch

Dentist

211 satisfied customers

DMD General Dentist Private Practice Over 20 yrs.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dental Questions
I had a cavity, on the X-ray, it did not seem to get to the
Hi, I had a cavity, on the X-ray, it did not seem to get to the nerve but when my dentist dig the cavity he got close to the nerve which is exposed. He said I need a root canal then, but I wanted time… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,897 satisfied customers
I had a toothache 4 weeks ago. Extremely painful. Dentist
I had a toothache 4 weeks ago. Extremely painful. Dentist did a partial root canal and temporary crown for the abcess. Recovered ok. This week I had the root canal second part. First day after was fin… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
A friend went to the dentist today in Los Angeles. The
Hi. A friend went to the dentist today in Los Angeles. The dentist says she needs a deep cleaning on each side and that she would be numbed up for this. The cleanings for each side would be a week apa… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,897 satisfied customers
I had a dental cavity that started 3 years back and it seems
I had a dental cavity that started 3 years back and it seems to have affected some of the upper teeth with erosion.I never paid attention to it as there was no pain.Now I have mustered enough courage … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,897 satisfied customers
I have a small cavity, near the gum line of #9 tooth,
I have a small cavity, near the gum line of #9 tooth, between #8 and #9. Can I have the cavity removed, the surfaced smoothed over so it won't catch food, and keep that's all? The reason for this is t… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
339 satisfied customers
My dentist found a mol on tooth #5. how can you get a cavity
my dentist found a mol on tooth #5. how can you get a cavity on the smooth side where the tongue is on that tooth? feels weird to me.… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
Canker sore developed after cleaning from dentist office. It
Canker sore developed after cleaning from dentist office. It developed right in line with with lower molar on the right on the gum at the bone. Had a crown procedure on that molar and have a temp on n… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
339 satisfied customers
My gums always tend to bleed. I have no cavities and clean
My gums always tend to bleed. I have no cavities and clean them often . What Can I do to treat bleeding?… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
I used to get cavities and at one point had gingivitis. This
I used to get cavities and at one point had gingivitis. This was a long time ago. I decided to start drinking only water and a lot of it. I haven't brushed, flossed or done anything to clean my teeth … read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
339 satisfied customers
Well I went to the dentist today to get a deep cleaning...I
Well I went to the dentist today to get a deep cleaning...I was there for 2 hopes and didn't even get my teeth cleaned...I have braces and they took some x rays and took me they think I have cavities … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,897 satisfied customers
My son is 6 (will be 7 in December). Hasn't had a cavity
My son is 6 (will be 7 in December). Hasn't had a cavity yet. He just lost a tooth on the bottom and when I looked I saw a bunch of tartar buildup behind his two front bottom teeth. Had teeth cleaned … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,897 satisfied customers
I went to dentist for a cleaning and 6 month check up when I
I went to dentist for a cleaning and 6 month check up when I went back a week later to have a filling my teeth were badly misaligned and dentist could not finish fillling a tooth, he sent meto an oral… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
I have a tooth that's sensitive.. not necessarily painful,
I have a tooth that's sensitive.. not necessarily painful, but it doesn't feel loose,I bit down into something hard and its been irritated. My concern is... it's the tooth that's an anchor for my brid… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,897 satisfied customers
Is it possible to have a tooth cavity without a hole in the
Is it possible to have a tooth cavity without a hole in the enamel? … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,897 satisfied customers
I'm not sure if this is a cavity or tooth infection my gum
I'm not sure if this is a cavity or tooth infection my gum around the tooth looms normal. I went to the dentist about a month or two ago and they said everything was fine but I have a tooth ache on th… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
339 satisfied customers
I'm not sure if this is a cavity or tooth infection? My gum
I'm not sure if this is a cavity or tooth infection? My gum around my back left tooth look normal, there was some pain when eating when food got stuck in it and hurts some now. I went to the dentist a… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
339 satisfied customers
How does a dentist determine if a deep cleaning is ncessary?
thank you. How does a dentist determine if a deep cleaning is ncessary? … read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
339 satisfied customers
I went to a dentist who filled a few cavities at once.
Hi I went to a dentist who filled a few cavities at once. During the procedure he kind of hurt me with the neede and I needed more novicane. The drilling hurt as well and he was doing a few filings as… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,897 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x