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Having pain in teeth. No cavities. No help with amphetamine salts. Suggestions?

My teeth are killing me and have been for the last 24 hours. It first started last weekend when i bit into a hard tortilla chip. I just got prescribed amphetamine salts about 30 days ago and dry mouth apparently can lead to sore gum and teeth, but I also have my wisdom teeth about 80% in. It feels like all my teeth have cavities every time I chew, but the actual teeth themselves are not sensitive. I was just at the dentist like a month ago and he said that they looked like they were coming in fine and that I could keep them, and I didn t have a single cavity. Now they are absolutely killing me, and i think my farthest right lower incisor, which has always been crooked, is getting pushed even more so. Im at college so I cant just go home right away to see my dentist and figure it out so what should I do in the meantime?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
Dear Nicki,
Please stop taking any pain killers unnecessarily. Please drink lot of water which will help in your dry mouth situation. Please get your teeth examined by a dentist & gums by a Periodontist. Also; either a OPG or X-rays will have to be done to rule out space related issues. The reason your lower incisor is getting more crooked is that the lower wisdom teeth are pushing it as they are erupting in your mouth as your jaw size is small compared to your teeth. Hence, accommodating them is difficult. In such situations its best to get the Wisdom teeth removed to preserve your aesthetics. Its best to get your teeth cleaned professionally once in 6months to preserve your gum health.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for the query.

The pain associated may be the result of wisdom tooth erupting.

Visit your dentist and get clinical and radiological examination of the teeth.

Also get your oral cavity checked completely.

The treatment can be planned based on the diagnosis.

IF there is sufficient space for the eruption of wisdom tooth,it has to be retained and flap overlying tooth has to be incised and removed.

IF normal eruption is difficult,the tooth has to be extracted out.


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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome,
Pain the oral cavity is definitly related to the eruption of wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the oral cavity and often its eruption is associated with pain and discomfort. the entire occlusion balance is disturbed in the process of accomodating the wisdom tooth but this gets resolved in time as the tooth is erupts completely to its final position so nothing to worry.
Get a oral examination done by your dentist , and OPG radiograph will show you the exact position of all the teeth with respect to jaws.
if there is enough space in your mouth for the wisdom tooth to erupt then you can wait otherwise there are chances of impaction of the tooth leading to pain so better get the tooth surgically extracted.
i hope this helps,
take care
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