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My tooth hurts pretty badly and my gland is swollen.

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My tooth hurts pretty...

My tooth hurts pretty badly and my gland is swollen

Doctor's Assistant: Is the pain consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Consistent and something pulses

Doctor's Assistant: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.

Right side of my mouth is where it hurts. Started two days ago and has gotten worse. Hurts to eat food and drink

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Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago
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Hi, there. Do you think you could get a photo of the tooth that is bothering you so I could take a look at it? There is a small paper clip icon you can use to attach it to a message.

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Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
just sent an image
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I can’t afford a 50 dollar phone call
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago

You can ignore the phone call request. That is an automatic alert from the website.

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Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago

Which tooth is bothering you? There is an upper tooth in the photo that looks darker in color.

When was the last time you had a dental checkup with x-rays?

Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Bottom right is what bothers me and it’s been about 6 months since I’ve had X-rays done and check up
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago

Any trauma to that area? An injury that would have damaged the tooth?

Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No nothing that I can recall
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago

Okay. Your check up six months ago was good? No concerns?

Dr. Lara

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Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago

Is the tooth really sensitive to cold drinks? Painful to chew?

Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I needed a couple of teeth pulled. I haven’t gotten them pulled due to time and money
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
painful all the time
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago

Do you remember if this was one of the ones needing to be pulled?

Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No I can not remember which ones
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago

Okay, thank you for answering all of my questions. Since you know you need some teeth pulled, it is probably safe to assume that the one hurting you is one of those that needed to be removed. Because the pain has flared up in the last 2 days, that could mean the beginning of an infection. For this reason, you need to see a dentist for an in-person look at that tooth in order to get a prescription for some antibiotics. That will help fight the infection and alleviate some of your pain while you work on getting the tooth removed.

Does that make sense?

Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
thank you
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 months ago

Are there any other questions I can answer for you?

Dr. Lara

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