Read below about pain in the lower pre-molar, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your pain in the lower pre-molar from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

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

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Pain in the Lower Pre - Molar

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced pain in the lower pre-molar. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Severe Cavity

    Dental cavity requiring a root canal or tooth extraction.

    Resolves with treatment

    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
  2. 2.Dental Cavity

    Dental cavities are bacterial infections of the tooth. The bacteria produce acid that breaks down the tooth.

    1 day with proper treatment

    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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  3. 3.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.

    Resolves after treatment

    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
  4. 4.Temporomandibular Joint (Tmj) Dysfunction Disorder

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located in front of the ear, and it connects the jaw to the side of the head. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a painful condition which can be caused by excess tension in jaw mucles, faulty alignment between upper and lower teeth, arthritis in the joint, or injury of the jaw or face.

    Outcome is highly case-dependent.

    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

  • Q.Has your dentist or significant other ever told you that you grind your teeth in your sleep?
  • Q.Were you hit or injured anywhere on your face? If so, where?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.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 had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Less Than a Week
    • 31% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Over a Month
  • 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)
  • 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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