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Old 04-05-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
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Question 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?

 
Old 04-05-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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Re: Pain from Upper Left wisdom tooth

any advice? it will cost about $150 to remove the tooth with insurance, cause it's considered a surgical procedure. i won't have that money for a few weeks, so any advice about why suddenly it comes on and causes problems or ways to help when the pain comes back?

i did have dinner tonight and it didn't bother me, but sure enough, after dinner, after i brushed my teeth, the pain came back full force. i don't have an earache, which is odd for me. normally, with a toothache, i have a bad earache, but so far, nothing. i touched the tooth again and wow...not only does the bad wisdom tooth hurt badly, but now the tooth next to it kinda feels sore. i really need advice. i took tylenol pm tonight so that at the very least, i'll get some sleep.

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Old 04-06-2005, 06:10 AM   #3
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Re: Pain from Upper Left wisdom tooth

any suggestions, advice, anything...anything at all would be great.

 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:14 PM   #4
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Re: Pain from Upper Left wisdom tooth

Well when one tooth hurts, the others around it get irritated, so that explains the pain in other areas too. I'd just get in as soon as you can, if a break happens I think, I am not sure but I think you can go awile w/ no pain and then it just hits. But you don't want it getting infected.
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