<< I was also worried that there might be a case slight infection in there but my dentist has reassured me that there is nothing like that occurring.
HOW? Why did you have a tooth extracted? Was it infected? A failed root canal? Need more info, but if I were you - I'd head to another dentist - one with a medical degree too and tell them what's going on. There are complications after extractions, one is infections - and I'd like to know how your dentist ruled this out. Ask for a blood test, cbc and sed rate. were you/are you on antibiotics?
then, i may reply again.
hope you are feeling better,
trying to feel good
Originally Posted by yewdale
I had a tooth extracted recently and now I have hypersensitivity and aching in the tooth next to the remaining gap. It seems to be sensitive to hot and cold and I get pain when I bite on it which quite often aches for some time afterwards, usually a few hours. I mentioned this to my dentist who did an x-ray and said that she cannot see anything wrong with it.
I was wondering if any of you have ever had an a similar experience and how you resolved it?
I've suspected a number of reasons for it occurring. I wondered if it might be because of the swelling and bruising that is left around the extraction site that may be causing the tooth next to it to feel pain. I also stopped using Sensodyne toothpaste a couple of weeks ago and started using Colgate Sensitive instead - so I was wondering if this toothpaste maybe isn't as effective and is leading to the sensitivity although I wouldn't have thought it would have felt this bad. I was also worried that there might be a case slight infection in there but my dentist has reassured me that there is nothing like that occurring.