| | Pain from Upper Left wisdom tooth
about 3 years ago, i know i broke my upper left wisdom tooth. im guessing probably from eating, since i tended to eat on my left side. one day, i was doing something and discovered the tooth was broken apart, but it never once gave me a problem. never. i never felt pain or soreness there.
suddenly, last night, i woke up in pain. my mouth hurt when i closed, it hurt for my teeth to touch each other. so i touched my wisdom tooth and sure enough, when i touched it, it hurt really, really, really bad.
so, i took tylenol and then went back to bed, woke up, still felt sore to have my teeth close and try to chew. but then, i brushed my teeth and the pain went away. i touched my tooth and the pain was no longer there. i realize tylenol is to help me with pain, but would it cause the tooth to stop being painful too?
i'm going to the dentist for a cleaning on the 14th and i know last year, she wanted me to see a specialist about having that tooth pulled, due to it being broke at the gum line, but because of the cost and the tooth didn't hurt, i didnt' go.
is there anything i can do so that if the pain does come back, i can help make it go away? why would it suddenly be painful and sore? how long will it take for the nerve to die so that the pain will not come back?