Hi.I have been experiencing pain in one of my back molars. I been to the dentist and got given antibiotics for a gum infection but when he poked at one of the back molars that really hurt and for the past few days I have had pain there when I tap the tooth and light throbbing without touching the tooth. I cant chew or drink on that side either. What could the problem be??

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 02 - January - 2011, at 06:29 AM

  • The pain in the tooth can be either because it is decayed or it has some gum problem. Some times the decay is not visible with naked eye but is visible on the X-ray. You have to get the X-ray done along with the clinical examination to get the proper diagnosis as the treatment depends upon the diagnosis. If it is because of decay then you have to go for the root canal treatment but if the gums are involved then may be the gum surgery. For more info on pain in teeth you can visit the following link.....www.identalhub.com/article_why-dental-pain-or-toothache-87.aspx

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