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Having toothache, then now also pain at palate

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Posted by: geng12  (8 years ago)
About 3-1/2 months ago, I had tooth ache at both the top and bottom on the left side, both about 3 teeth at the posterior. The dentist complained that I had very bad tartar and that my gums had receded badly. I had undergone 3 sessions of scaling and cleaning. Although the pain level has become less, however, when I cleared food debri using interdental brush, there is still much pain at the space betweeen the wisedom tooth and the molar on the top row. Now the palate next to this tooth becomes very sensitive. I still cannot eat using the left side of my teeth. What is the problem I am having and what should I do? Thanks for help and advise.
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About 3-1/2 months ago, I had tooth ache at both the top and bottom on the left side, both about 3 teeth at the posterior. The dentist complained that I had very bad tartar and that my gums had receded badly. I had undergone 3 sessions of scaling and cleaning. Although the pain level has become less, however, when I cleared food debri using interdental brush, there is still much pain at the space betweeen the wisedom tooth and the molar on the top row. Now the palate next to this tooth becomes very sensitive. I still cannot eat using the left side of my teeth. What is the problem I am having and what should I do? Thanks for help and advise.

We cannot tell for sure without examining you, but I don't understand why you still have any wisdom teeth if your have active gum disease. GET YOUR WISDOM TEETH OUT! WISDOM TEETH TRAP FOOD BETWEEN THEM AND SECOND MOLARS!
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: geng12  (8 years ago)
Thank you for the response. Yes, I remembered a few years ago, I had the tootache problem on the bottom left row between my wisdom tooth and the molar. The dentist then made the same cooments u made, but he pulled out my molar. That wisdom tooth still remains. The then toothache prob was resolved. But this current dentist asked whether I would like to preserve my tooth, and of course, I answered "Yes". Should I remove the wisdom tooth or the molar now? Please advise.
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Thank you for the response. Yes, I remembered a few years ago, I had the tootache problem on the bottom left row between my wisdom tooth and the molar. The dentist then made the same cooments u made, but he pulled out my molar. That wisdom tooth still remains. The then toothache prob was resolved. But this current dentist asked whether I would like to preserve my tooth, and of course, I answered "Yes". Should I remove the wisdom tooth or the molar now? Please advise.

Great, you lost a valuable 2nd molar previously. From your description, I cannot really understand what teeth you are missing and where the food is getting caught. Please return to your dentist. Even I could correctly diagnose your problem, I could not treat it. But do not have any more teeth extracted other than wisdom teeth!
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: geng12  (8 years ago)
O gosh... The first time I complained toothache to my dentist was pain on the bottom left row at the back, the pain was between the wisdom tooth and the molar. My dentist analysed that food was trapped between the gap in-between. He suggested to extract the molar and I naively agreed. That molar was a good tooth when extracted.
This time I had pain on both the top and bottom left rows at the back, and becos of the gum receding problem, more teeth are affected. After the 3 sessions of cleaning and scaling process, the pain is almost gone except for the gap between the wisdom tooth and the molar on the top row. I shall go back to my current dentist to review again, n will take note of your comments. By the way, what's the difference between losing my wisdom tooth and losing my molar? What is the impact on the future well-being and maintenance of my other teeth? Appreciate your comments and advice. Thank you.
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O gosh... The first time I complained toothache to my dentist was pain on the bottom left row at the back, the pain was between the wisdom tooth and the molar. My dentist analysed that food was trapped between the gap in-between. He suggested to extract the molar and I naively agreed. That molar was a good tooth when extracted.
This time I had pain on both the top and bottom left rows at the back, and becos of the gum receding problem, more teeth are affected. After the 3 sessions of cleaning and scaling process, the pain is almost gone except for the gap between the wisdom tooth and the molar on the top row. I shall go back to my current dentist to review again, n will take note of your comments. By the way, what's the difference between losing my wisdom tooth and losing my molar? What is the impact on the future well-being and maintenance of my other teeth? Appreciate your comments and advice. Thank you.


A wisdom tooth is a third molar. Almost no humans have room in their mouths for third molars.

Now that you have lost a 2nd molar, PERHAPS a wisdom tooth can be moved into place via orthodontics to substitute for your lost tooth. However, orthodontics are tricky in periodontal patients like apparently you are.

The lesson you should learn here is that retention of 3rd molars makes it more probable to lose second molars by means of gum disease or cavities.

The last thing anyone with gum problems need is wisdom teeth.
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