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front tooth pain

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Posted by: flynnie2485  (9 years ago)
Hello, So I have excruciating pain in my front lower left tooth , I believe Its called the left cuspid, I broke my jaw in this spot (and a few other) about 8 years ago and it rearranged the tooth a little bit, but after the wires came out its been fine since then, absolutley no pain until I woke up one morning and the tooth and jaw was sore. I went to the Dentist, the took x-rays and adjusted the bite a little bit, and sent me on my way. The tooth looks fine, and im guessing by if they took x-rays there was no visible problems, but it still hurts a lot. I mentioned I might grind my teeth at night and the dentist didnt think much about it. So I did a little research and I have all the reasons that lead to bruxism- acid reflux, anxiety, high amounts of caffeine. I got a mouth guard from the drug store and been taking a lot of advil, Any advice, suggestions, past experiance is a help, because the pain is pretty bad now , cant put any pressure on the tooth and it hurts down to the jaw. And its not hot/cold sensitive. thanks for the help!
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If the tooth is not sensitive to hot or cold at all, but is painful to touch, and also the bone around the root, then the chances are high that the tooth nerve has died at some point, and you have the very early stages of a dental abscess. At an early stage, it would not show on an X ray. I would advise going back to your dentist, or going to a different one. It sounds like you need root canal treatment.
Richard from www.dental-health-advice.com
Posted 9 years ago
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