Pediatric Dentistry/Tooth Ache

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Question
Hi, well to start off I recently went to my orthodontics and they tightened my braces, the day after that I started getting sharp pains in my tooth whenever I drink cold or hot drinks. My tooth also starts hurting when I take deep breaths with the cold air. I know I don't have sensitive teeth because this is the very first time this has ever happened. It's been 2 days and I just want this pain to go away. What should I do? and why is my tooth hurting?

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Tightening orthodontic wires and power chain placement can make you teeth sore and sensitive to hot and cold. I recommend you take Motrin or Advil if your health permits it after your wire tightening visits for 24 hours to help relive this discomfort. Tylenol does not work for this as well. If it persist for more then 72 hours without getting better contact your Orthodontist ASAP. Best wishes for a straight smile to come!!

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Michael D. Saxe D.M.D.

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All questions related to Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Growth, Dental Trauma, First Dental visit, Baby Bottle tooth Decay, Dental Sedation, Etc...

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20 years private practice as a Pediatric Dentist, Staff at University Of Nevada School of Dental Medicine, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry.

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ADA, AAPD, Nevada dental society, Clark County Dental Society, Cal. AAPD, Western society of Pediatric Dentistry, Southern Nevada CFA Team core member.

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ASDC Journal

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Washington University in Saint Louis, Dental School University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, residency

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Top pediatric Dental office 6 years in a row.

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