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My toothache is worse when I drink alcohol. I thought it was suppose to be the other way around.

Here's the history:


-Ten years ago I got successful root canal treatment done on tooth #15. A crown was placed on the tooth.
-Three months ago I got a new crown put on because the old one was exposed.
-Two months ago, I started noticing a minor throbbing pain on that tooth and ultimately, an abscess. The interesting thing is that the tooth pain was worse after drinking alcohol. The throbbing pain, although not severe, was worse even after 1 alcoholic drink.
-Last month I got a root canal re-treatment done. The pain has subsided drastically, but I still have minor throbbing pain. The abscess is 75%+ gone, but I'm still in pain, and it's worse with alcohol.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Toothache gotten worse from drinking alcohol?

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replied October 7th, 2010
Alcohol causes toothache?
YES! Oh my gosh I was starting to think I was going a little loony. I am having the same problem, on a root canal that was done last Fall. I haven't had an x-ray yet to determine if there is an abscess but reading that having another treatment didn't totally alleviate the pain makes me nervous. I don't want to go through that again. I guess I just need an x-ray to determine if there is anything that can even be done.

Anyone else have any input? Preferably a dentist or oral surgeon.
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replied August 31st, 2011
severe toothache when i drink alcohol.
yep, i got same problem when i drink alcolhol, i had a filling done around year and half ago and im now getting toothache from it when i drink beer or any other alcohol.
i gone to the dentist and they gave me an x-ray but nothing showed, so they gave me some stuff to take but hasnt worked. im worried because i cant drink alcohol no more due to the pain it gives me. and the dentist dont no either.
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replied February 15th, 2012
Alcohol causing toothache
Went looking for this .... Alcohol causing toothache .... I could not believe it was happening ... But I thought if it really is happening someone else will have the same experience... And it is true...the pain really goes right through my jaw and the whole side of my face....might be a cracked tooth. Will find out soon enough. Gerard
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replied August 16th, 2012
My dentist thinks im crazy!! Everytime I drink, the next few days after my back teeth hurt so bad. I've never had any dental procedures, so I dont know what could be causing mine.

I can't even eat mashed potatoes after drinking the day before, I literally have to eat everything with my front teeth. I use sensodyne everyday and sleep with it caked on my back molars(per my dentist) after I drink. NOTHING HELPS and so I RARELY drink because I hate this feeling.
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replied September 5th, 2012
Alcohol causes toothache which can lead to denture repair..
So, take caution from the starting.....
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replied September 27th, 2012
It is awkward that alcohol cause dental pain.I never believe in it.You must consult some dentist regarding this.
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replied September 27th, 2012
Some of the people can drink alcohol without having any such tooth ache, but when they go with wine, they are suffering from extreme tooth ache. After having wine, it becomes very difficult to eat and drink because of extreme pain.
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replied September 30th, 2012
I've been through alot in the past year with dental i'm 30 and have lost 5 teeth this yr two being my wisdom teeth.i have always loved beer i've also had axiety all my life..and going through all this all i've wanted was to be able to relax and have some beers ...but no it def. makes my tooth pain worse...makes me sad i cant get away for an hr or even a night
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replied December 25th, 2012
I had a similar experience, I have a metal filling on one of my teeth and when I drink alcohol it gives it a minor constant toothache but when I brush my teeth or apply some toothpaste it nearly completely stops the pain all I can think of is that the sugar causes my tooth to be sesnative, this can't just be the reason as it has only started recently and I have had the filling for about 2 years
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replied February 24th, 2013
You drink enough long island ice teas and your tooth ache will go away. I had a terrible tooth ache but after quite a few teas, it really doesnt seem that bad.
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replied June 13th, 2013
Alcohol - Toot pain - Clenched jaw
I think drinking alcohol causes jaw clenching/ grinding in sleep which is the cause of tooth pain and compromised dental work. Thoughts??
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replied June 14th, 2013
this is very general problem,if your dental doctor is not very expert then after some years your crown is not work properly if you want a best dental solution then contact advanced family dentistry
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replied January 1st, 2014
alcohol results in tooth pain
Absolutely true. After a recent night of excess alcohol consumption, I developed a throbbing pain in the top front tooth #7. Turns out I had an abscess. Got the root canal and clindamycin. Symptoms got much better, until.....
I just had several drinks for New Years Eve, and wouldn't you know it, my tooth is throbbing again!
If a dentist has never heard of this then they are either not intelligent or too inexperienced. It makes sense physiologically too. Alcohol is a depressant in our body. Therefore, when you drink too much of it and then take it away (ie, the next day), the particular organ in question will experience a rebound stimulation. I'm sure we have all woken up with our hearts pounding after a night of excessive alcohol intake. That is the alcohol effect wearing off, resulting in tachycardia (fast heart rate). The same is true involving the root nerve to your teeth, if happens to be compromised in any way.
Darn alcohol.
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replied January 2nd, 2014
This is exceptionally general problem,if your dental specialist is not extremely master then after a few years your crown is not work legitimately when you need a best dental result then contact progressed family dentistry.
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replied February 27th, 2014
Why Alcohol consumption can sometimes inflame a toothache.
Alcohol with cause worse tooth pain if you have an infection. The alcohol in your blood will start killing the bacteria which will trigger sometimes very intense pain. For some instances, if you just use a drop or two topically, it will just numb the pain near the nerves.
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replied March 27th, 2014
Well it is a very general problem of dental patients stil I recommend you to consult doctor soon.
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replied March 28th, 2014
If you are having pain when you drink alcohol, you have an infection of some sort. It is best to get it taken care of before it gets too serious. The pain you are having is one of two things. It's either killing the bacteria and that is the painful sensation you are feeling, or it is just causing you pain for no reason, and the infection is too serious for just alcohol to do anything.

See a dentist if you have any pain at all in your mouth.

-John
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