Re: Is my tooth dying?
If the pain seems deep and aching in the jaw, I think it could be inside the tooth rather than just the outer layer...in which case sensodyne won't help. If that nerve has been agitated to the point that it becomes "irreversible pulpitis", then you will need a root canal, which isn't that bad as long as it works. You could give it more time to settle down, but did you say 7 weeks? That's almost 2 months! It's my gut feeling that it might need a root canal...x rays aren't really going to tell you anything yet...until an abscess develops, which could take awhile. So your nerve is ticked off and it's probably going to persist until it's removed. Just my opinion. Of course, try the sensodyne thing for as long as you can stand it first!
Last edited by drumgirl7; 08-21-2008 at 12:28 PM.