Back Molar Toothache But No Cavities?

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Illustration: Back Molar Toothache But No Cavities? Bing

good afternoon…i have a toothache complaint..it hurts in the back of the molar..it hurts so much…my tooth doesn’t have cavities..how come it hurts…i’m 35 years old..why is that, doctor

1 Answer:

Hello Julia


Tooth pain can involve various factors, ranging from the condition of the tooth itself, whether it is cavities, the presence of an improper position on the tooth (usually the last molar, this condition is called tooth impaction), inflammation of the gums, or infection.


Cavities do not have to be visible from the outside, because the damage process can occur on the side that is not visible from the outer or hidden oral cavity. Whereas impaction of teeth can cause changes in the position of the teeth themselves and the surrounding teeth due to improper growth position, this impaction tends to occur when the space for the last molars to grow is not wide enough, so that eventually their position becomes tilted. Gum inflammation can also be the cause, this gum inflammation tends to occur in those who do not maintain oral hygiene, smoking habits, denture users, diabetes, and infections. On the other hand, infection can also cause a pocket of pus or abscess to occur.


To be able to determine what condition Julia is actually experiencing, the dentist needs to do a first examination, a question and answer session, examination of the aching tooth, and even an X-ray examination of the teeth may be needed to be able to determine what condition Julia is actually experiencing.


As tips to help reduce the toothache you feel are:

Gargle with one glass of warm water mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Cold compress on the cheek where the tooth hurts
Taking paracetamol
Julia is also expected not to eat hard and sticky food


Hope it is useful


dr. Arnold

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