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Severe toothache with sensitive gum. Feeling pain in the face. Why?

Hi. My tooth hurts me really bad on the right side of my face. Its extremely sensitive when I touch it, so do my gums all around the area of that tooth. As well, another tooth seem to be paining me every now and then as well.
Im even starting to have my right side of my face in pain and it goes up to my head. I feel like its pretty serious. Only lasted past 2 days.
Can you please tell me what it could possibly be? Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Cause of toothache has to be evaluated clinically.

If tooth is decayed,it has to be root canal treated or extracted depending on severity of lesion.

Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics.

Get your teeth cleaned.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you have an infected tooth on right side.

this is causing you extreme pain which is also radiating to other parts.

here it is necessary for you to visit your dentist once ,and get that affected tooth examined and get x ray done.

Based upon which if required root canal treatment can be done.

for now you can take pain killers.

Meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene .

hope it helps.

take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Tooth pain along with swelling of gums indicates infection of tooth that had spread to the periapical tissue leading to formation of periodontal abscess.

Swelling of the gums is due to inflammation of gums known as gingivitis, it leads to sensitivity, redness, swelling, pain, recession of gum, exposure of surface.
Pian on the right side of the face can be radiating pain from infected tooth.

I would suggest you to get clinical evaluation of the tooth done by a Dentist take an x-ray.
Treatment such such type of tooth pain is root canal treatment.

Get complete mouth scaling polishing done.
Take a complete course of antibiotic and analgesic, use lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times a day, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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