Originally Posted by Gellia
Do you use toothpaste for sensitive teeth? Many times when there has been alot of dental work done the gums form pockets. Plaque and saliva gets down into the pocket and sits next to the dentin in the tooth. This is very irritating and can cause painful sensations to be transmitted to the nerve. The dentin has little tubules in it and they lead right to the tooth nerve. What you feel is OUCH and long lingering pain!
Toothpaste for sensitive teeth has a substance in it that will plug up the tubules and the pain stops. It does take a few weeks but if it's possible that this is the problem, it's a cheap fix.
Do try this before giving up and going to extraction. Brush with the toothpaste twice daily and you can even rub a small amount right on the areas that hurt the most. Give it two weeks.
I hope this helps. I had severe dental pain for over a year and found it was because of one small dental pocket.
My best to you,
Thank you both. Just purchased sensitive tooth paste
. Anyway I have more alarm and I'm getting scared. The pain has gotten worse (haven't tried sensitive tooth paste yet.) It's pure agony. I'm on vicodin but the pain is so severe it has practically no effect. I can't open my mouth all the way anymore and my jaw just feels "wrong." it feels like it's out of alignment when I bite down. The pain is so god awful that it's giving me migraines and it hurts up to my ear.
It's getting worse rapidly. I have a dental appointment monday but I don't know what to do. This is quite literally the worse pain I've ever been in my life and I've been in a lot of pain. Including ulcers, broken bones, etc. Someone help please