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pulsating pain

Hi,

i am not intirely sure what the actual issue is with my tooth. Over the weekend, I have experienced a pulsating pain in my backtooth on the right side towards the evening hours. It was also sore to the touch. It doesnt hurt at the moment whatsoever. I remember when I had a root canal about 6 years ago in a different tooth, this was how it started. Any further comments please?
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Hi this could absolutely not be due to a crack in the tooth as suggested; a pulsating pain in a tooth could be due to inflammation in the tooth (pulpits) that has progressed to the ligament that holds the tooth. Crack in tooth tend to be painful for a longer period of time and continue to hurt on biting. By suggesting that it doesn’t hurt at the moment whatsoever means that the condition is gone into a chronic phase. You should check with your dentist for a decay in the tooth which could be on the sides of the tooth and not visible to you. Or it could be due to a failed restoration
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Hi this could absolutely not be due to a crack in the tooth as suggested; a pulsating pain in a tooth could be due to inflammation in the tooth (pulpits) that has progressed to the ligament that holds the tooth. Crack in tooth tend to be painful for a longer period of time and continue to hurt on biting. By suggesting that it doesn’t hurt at the moment whatsoever means that the condition is gone into a chronic phase. You should check with your dentist for a decay in the tooth which could be on the sides of the tooth and not visible to you. Or it could be due to a failed restoration
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Hi,
This could be due to a multitude of things. Among them it could be due to a crack on the tooth, bite problems, decay to the nerve, infection and need for root canal, sinus problems to name a few. Get to this ASAP, before it gets worse and causes more damage. Here is a link on info on root canals if you need it. I would recommend if you need a root canal to see a board certified endodontist. http://www.top3dentists.com/pages/endodontics
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