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Pain in The Lower Pre-molar Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your pain in the lower pre-molar symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

This symptom can also be referred to as: pain in the lower middle teeth

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

4 Possible Pain In The Lower Pre-Molar Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced pain in the lower pre-molar. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Severe cavity

Dental cavity requiring a root canal or tooth extraction.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: dry mouth, toothache, spontanenous tooth pain, tooth pain that makes chewing difficult

Symptoms that always occur with severe cavity: spontanenous tooth pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Dental cavity

A dental cavity (caries) is an infection of the tooth, which is the result of long-term acid production by bacteria that sit on your teeth. This can result in pain and the spread of infection into the tooth pulp, and, if untreated, into your jaw bone or bloodstream. The development of a cavity is highly dependent on your lifestyle and is largely a preventable disease. Poor dental hygiene, a diet high in sugar, and the presence of aggressive bacteria in your mouth increase the risk of development of cavities. Once you have a cavity, it is important to see a dentist and have the cavity filled and improve oral hygiene at the recommendation of a dentist. Filing a cavity can protect against the spread of infection and improve your symptoms. Failure to fill a cavity may result in removal of the tooth (extraction) or cleaning/drilling into your jaw (root canal).

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: dry mouth, toothache, tooth pain that makes chewing difficult, pain in the top row of teeth, tooth pain that gets worse with hot, cold, or sweet beverages

Symptoms that never occur with dental cavity: spontanenous tooth pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Tooth abscess (infection)

A tooth abscess is a collection of infected material (pus) in the center of a tooth. It is due to bacterial infection.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: severe jaw or tooth pain, swollen jaw, jaw stiffness, tooth pain that gets worse with hot, cold, or sweet beverages, warm and red jaw swelling

Symptoms that always occur with tooth abscess (infection): severe jaw or tooth pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Temporomandibular joint (tmj) dysfunction disorder

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is often caused by a variety of factors, including daily habits, your teeth alignment, and even stress. It usually affects one side of the jaw, but in some people it can affect both sides. People with TMJ dysfunction will typically experience pain on one side of the face that is worse with chewing, yawning, or other movements of the jaw. With some simple changes in your daily habits and other at-home treatments, most people with TMJ dysfunction will experience relief of their symptoms within weeks.

Treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction usually includes avoiding eating hard foods or foods that require a lot of chewing. Good posture and relaxation techniques may help relieve tension in the muscles that connect to your temporomandibular joint. In people who clench or grind their teeth, a mouth guard worn at night (and fitted by your dentist) may also help relieve your symptoms. Pain relievers, like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), can also help.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: dizziness, pain, restricted movement, and clicking sounds from jaw, history of headaches, jaw pain, pain in the back of the neck

Symptoms that always occur with temporomandibular joint (tmj) dysfunction disorder: pain, restricted movement, and clicking sounds from jaw

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain In The Lower Pre-Molar

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Has your dentist or significant other ever told you that you grind your teeth in your sleep?
  • Were you hit or injured anywhere on your face? If so, where?
  • Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Do you have a cough?

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Pain In The Lower Pre-Molar Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced pain in the lower pre-molar have also experienced:

  • 15% Toothache
  • 10% Molar Tooth Pain
  • 6% Moderate Jaw Pain

People who have experienced pain in the lower pre-molar were most often matched with:

  • 33% Severe Cavity
  • 33% Dental Cavity
  • 33% Tooth Abscess (Infection)

People who have experienced pain in the lower pre-molar had symptoms persist for:

  • 41% Less than a week
  • 31% Less than a day
  • 11% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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