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Posted by Brad on May 09, 2000 at 10:56:32:

In Reply to: Severe tooth pain posted by Shane Davis on May 09, 2000 at 01:39:08:

: I have a tooth in front lower area that i can just touch or lightly tap and it drives me through the roof,Prescription pain med.doesn't help,nor does advil kill pain much.Dendist has said in past was just a sinus infection,but I beg to differ since it is such an extreme pain if I barely touchit,can't chew or eat at all on that side,and if i bump it barelt it will hurt for 20-60 minutes afterward.what gives ??

Shane
If the tooth is in the lower front then sinus involvement has nothing to do with your pain. Sinus affects upper back tooth almost exclusively. From the symptoms you describe your tooth has irreversible pulpitis which means the nerve is dying in the tooth and unfortunately at this stage pain meds nor antibiotics will be of little help. Assumiing that the nerve is dying either due to 1 history of trauma 2 cavity or 3 big filling already in the tooth then what you need to do to relieve the pain is to see a dentist as soon as possible and have them open up the tooth. This will be the best at elimintating the pain. Remember that after opening up the tooth ultimately you will need either the tooth extracted or a root canal. Hope this helps.
B.


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