Hi there, I am a Scottish and I’m living in London. After years of wisdom tooth pain I had enough, I had my teeth checked when I was in Scotland at Christmas time and said to the dentist I can’t cope (I broke down in tears at work – not ideal) and I really needed them gone. She said that she can refer me to a doctor as one of them is impacted and the other isn’t. This would have been fine apart from the doctor is in Scotland not England. So now I am left with very painful teeth, both coming through at once, it’s causing ear ache and gland problems. My face is always agony, I cannot sleep due to clenching my jaw, do not talk to me about eating! Haha, sometimes I get up and it is relatively pain free after a couple of cups of something warm. Anyway, what can I do? How does the NHS work in England? Please can someone give me advice as I have been quoted prices from £150 (non-impacted) to £700 for the impacted ones to be removed. Kind Regards.
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I Have Been Having Some Pain In My Temple And My Upper Left Jaw. Is This Caused By A Dental Problem?Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Hello Dr Hughes. I have been having some pain in my temple, my upper left jaw, behind my ear and in addition I’ve been getting a burning sensation in my head. Additionally, when I put on my glasses I can feel a ‘tender’ spot over my ear. When I place a cold pack on the area it feels better but I can definitely feel the cold on the nerve which is highly annoying. My question is more about the burning pain in my head. Can that be generated from the nerve in my tooth? It would be great if you could help me clear this up. Thanks.
Hello Dr Moore,
The gum surrounding my left canine at the bottom of my mouth is very, very sensitive as well as the bottom of the tooth.
If I touch it, it sends a nasty pain, and feeling. It has been like this for a few months now.
It has now started to affect the teeth either side of it also.
What could I do to rid myself of this pain?
Is there any surgery or dentistry I could have or could it prevented by buying any supplements etc.
Many thanks, I look forward to hearing your advice.
I Noticed My Gum Was Sore The Other Day With A Hole Below The Gumline. Any Suggestions On What This Can Be?Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Hello Dr Moore, I hope you can help, I noticed today that my gum was a bit sore in my front tooth. I took a look and discovered I have a small hole on the top of my tooth under my gum. Is this just a cavity or something worse? I have always noticed that my gum on that side was lifted higher than my other tooth. My dentist has never seemed concerned about it but I am not aware if this hole was previously there before. Any suggestions on what this can be? I am trying to contact my dentist but before then could you offer any help or advice that would really put my mind at ease. Thank you.
I have previously had two replacement crowns in both front teeth from a young age. I later replaced one of them with a screw in crown. I have a problem with grinding my teeth as well. My dentist has suggested I have short teeth and should use a guard but I grind my teeth in the daytime so not sure how this would help? The other and main problem is my screwed in crown is receding due to the grinding apparently. It feels loose and is painful. There is no infection but I would like this replaced and have asked about a bridge, my dentist has said no because it would take to long to heal and I would need my healthy teeth removed. I am confused, do I need to wait until it falls out or can I seek alternative treatments?
Hello Dr Marcus, I have a toothache on my right side coming from one of the lower back teeth (I’m sorry, I don’t know the proper name) and there is a little swelling underneath my jaw bone on the same side. I believe I had the same problem a few months ago but without the swelling, and the pain went away by itself. It feels like the pain tends to get more intense when I’m lying down or when I stand up from lying down, I was really hoping you could help me try and diagnose this problem?
Hello, I need some advice, Dr Shaffie. I had a root canal done by my general dentist and while in the process of getting it done she placed a piece of cotton wool inside my tooth and covered it with a hard substance. Now my tooth is throbbing and killing me and when I bite down I feel something moving away in my tooth and it’s very painful. I asked around and I was told she was not supposed to use cotton and I that this could cause some kind of infection. I was told to go to the emergency room immediately and have them remove the cotton to avoid tooth infection. Is this really true?
I’m Experiencing Pain From A Stronger Tooth Whitening Gel Than I’m Used Too, Could It Be Lasting Damage?Monday, September 16th, 2013
Hello, I whitened my teeth yesterday evening using a 16% gel which I bought from my dentist. I usually use a 10% gel and a different brand and have never had any problems with sensitivity in the past. Following yesterday’s procedure which lasted only 40 minutes, I’m experiencing a great deal of ‘crackling/zinging’ type of pain in my teeth and I’ve been unable to sleep. It’s been just over 24 hours now with not much improvement in the pain and I’m just wondering if I may have caused permanent damage to my teeth? Is there anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms or will they go away on their own? Thanks.
I’ve noticed recently doctor that whenever I breathe in, two of my teeth on the left hand side of my mouth hurt. The best way to describe it is that I get a fuzzy feeling. It also hurts to press against and it sometimes hurts to break food up on that side or my mouth when I go to eat. I haven’t eaten or drank anything out of the ordinary. With saying this, the teeth have more recently got more sensitive now with just opening my mouth. I haven’t got pain all the time only when eating but that’s not a lot. Can you tell me what his problem is? Should I go and see my dentist? I not sure it’s that big deal of a problem. Can you help?
I had some work done on my right front tooth 2-3 years ago.
After that work I noticed a slight pain in that tooth.
The last week that pain has gotten worse.
I’m worried cause today is the Queens birthday long weekend and my dentist is closed.
Is this pain going to get unbearable?
I did notice that I have a cracked bottom right tooth which when I bite hard hits my right tooth.
I go to the gym and when I work out I tend to bite hard. So I don’t know whether it is something I am doing, grinding or pressuring the tooth too much or whatever. Tooth pain is horrendous though and I’d like to avoid it as much as I possibly can!