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Posted by: May | 2012-06-13

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Sore back teeth

Good Day, I have sore back teeth top and bottom left side for a week now. Went to dentist, did xray by can''t find any holes or anything wrong. Back bottom tooth has like a shock effect when touched with tongue. Not sure what to do? Thanks if you can suggest something.

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Oral health expert

Try not eating on that side for about 5 days- see if it settles.

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Posted by: WB71 | 2012-06-15

2 things immediately spring to mind when I read your story.
1: Do you perhaps clench your jaw or grind your teeth at night? Oftentimes, we don''t know that we do it unless someone tells us. Placing a lot of pressure on the gum can be the cause of the pain.
2: The roots of your teeth may be affected by your sinuses. If you have sinus congestion or other sinus problems, often times your eye-teeth will pain, but I have found that my molars also pain when I have a sinus infection as the tooth roots project into the borders of the sinus. Some interesting articles on this if you are interested ..... on wiki answers Can_sinus_problems_affect_your_teeth AND
mcardledmd. my-sinuses-can-hurt-my-teeth have some useful information regarding this.
Good luck! I hope the pain goes away soon.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012-06-13

Try not eating on that side for about 5 days- see if it settles.

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