Oral Health

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Posted by: Ulandi | 2011/10/04

Q.

Sensitive TOOTH?

Hi doc, my teeth are really strong (granted my last trip to the dentist was in 2005, however I did have braces between 2007-2009 and the orthodontist was quite impressed at their state). However, I seem to have a problem with tooth number 7 (I think that''s the right number- it''s the tooth next to my right front upper tooth). It has become REALLY senstive lately, to air, to hot and cold, even to brushing my teeth. One of the bottom teeth on the same side also because sensitive but seems to have sorted itself out). This tooth of mine has started to ache today. My gum is not red or swollen and I don''t have bleeding gums. The gum doesn''t look like it has receded, but it is more painful right near the gum. And when food gets stuck to it, it is the most painful thing ever (not even sweet food only, or only hot or cold food- ANY food). Could the tooth be rotting from the inside? It doesn''t look discoloured at all. I do brush twice a day and flossing is hard (as I''ve got the wires still stuck to the back of my teeth) but I do it. I also use mouthwash a couple of times a week. I don''t think it''s my retainer causing the problem because it''s not tight.

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

yes, there could be decay you can;t see wiht th e naked eye.
Have an xray taken to assess the situation

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011/10/04

yes, there could be decay you can;t see wiht th e naked eye.
Have an xray taken to assess the situation

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