| | please help I can't go on much longer
For the past few months on and off I have had tooth pain in the upper right area, but each time I see the dentist she is unable to pinpoint which tooth is the problem. Have had checkups, xrays and she can;t find any decay, plus the tests show the nerves are still alive, so she is confused. Recently the pain has worsened and I am now in almost constant ache, and it is beginning to distract me from work etc. I also noticed that sometimes when I floss in that area there is a semi-rotten smell on the floss. The only guess she makes is that the filling in one of the teeth could have a small crack, but she didnt want to take it out in case that wasnt the problem. I am getting desparate but feel it is pointless seeking help as she will be no further ahead. BTW she is usually a very good dentist. Any suggestions - could a cracked filling do this and cause that smell....and now my whole face that side is aching, right into my bottom teeth too!!! PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!!