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Pain in teeth. No cavities. Hurts to floss. What should I do?

My second to the last tooth on the right side of my upper jaw and the gums between that tooth and the last tooth have been in pain for quite a while now. I ve seen multiple dentists who have told me that they don t see any signs of a cavity or of anything being wrong, yet the pain still persists. Before, the pain would only come up when I chewed on things that were tough, but now it seems to be constantly there, getting worse whenever anything touches it now. I went to floss for what seemed like the 100th time and in previous tries, the gums between these two teeth would only hurt when I persisted on seeing if something was stuck between them. On this try however, it started to hurt as soon as the floss touched the gums. I didn t even put that much pressure on it, just gently seesaw-ing the floss until it got between my teeth. I really want to know another person s opinion on what I should do. It s come to the point I just want to remove the tooth or get a root canal .
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello & welcome
According to the symptoms you are presenting here your problem seems to be associated with your gums inflammation known as gingivitis.
As no cavity is there & pain progressively become intense (in starting while chewing and now even on touching) so most probably this is gingivitis and there is no need of RCT and extraction.
start doing warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day, Hydroxyl mouthwash in 1:4 ration twice a day, message with metrogyl gum paint for 2- 3 minutes twice a day.
visit to your dentist for deep cleaning you will get relief.
thanks and take care.
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
hello there...As you have been ruled out of having any carious tooth, i would give few reasons for your pain...Gum inflammation between your teeth would cause you your wisdom tooth erupted completely? the pressure caused by the wisdom tooth on the adjacent tooth will also cause pain.... do you have any history of recent cold? sinusitis would also hurt your upper molars... If sinusitis is treated your pain would naturally subside....if it is with the gum perse i would advice you to use a gum astringent 3-4 times a day atleast for 30 seconds for the next 10 days...the last possibility could be anything stuck between your teeth would also result in pain.... Clinical examination is required before confirming the diagnosis...get yourself evaluated in these lines....
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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