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Question:
I've been to three dentists for pain in my tooth (somewhere in and around the #20 tooth) and gum and none were able to find the problem. I've had this problem on and off for several months. This problem seems to be getting worse each time. Maybe you can refer me to a dentist who can help. ...CT in PA

Answer:
I wish I could, but I am in Michigan. Try some website directories. There is absolutely NO reason for a dentist not to be able to diagnose your pain.

You may have a vertically cracked tooth. The best way to diagnose this is to bite on a Q-tip on different areas of your tooth. If one area sends you through the roof, you may have a crack there. Also, if there is a deep filling in the tooth you most likely have an infected tooth. Any teeth with deep fillings have a 50% chance of infection.

Make sure to have the gums checked closely. A deep cleaning may solve your pain. The only other possible problem may be muscular related, possibly TMJ. Go to another dentist.

Go to an endodontist (root canal specialist) and/or oral surgeon and get more opinions. As a last resort, see a neurologist to make sure you don't have Bell's Palsy or trigeminal neuralgia. This would be accompanied by other facial pain, headaches, burning sensations.

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