It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Dental Health Message Board

Pain from Upper Left wisdom tooth

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-05-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 177
wideawakeinaz HB User
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?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-05-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 177
wideawakeinaz HB User
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.

Last edited by wideawakeinaz; 04-05-2005 at 08:23 PM.

Old 04-06-2005, 06:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 177
wideawakeinaz HB User
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
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Louisiana, USA
Posts: 659
rush_rulz HB User
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.
In a town of chimpanzees I was a Monkey....

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
New to Boards - Pain in tooth from TMJD? blahblah TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 7 10-02-2011 07:12 PM
Pain in left side of face confused32 Dental Health 6 07-16-2010 03:33 PM
white spot beside partially erupted wisdom tooth.. kevinnader1 Dental Health 2 04-20-2010 12:39 AM
Pain Management... and Dentists? LdyNY Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 3 10-27-2007 02:14 PM
Why is my aching cracked wisdom tooth causing searing pain in other parts of my head? Titanic Explore Dental Health 2 08-11-2007 01:02 AM
Wisdom teeth & referred pain Tattooall Dental Health 1 02-27-2006 11:58 AM
Pain A Month After Root Canal? sixstringlass Dental Health 10 02-04-2006 06:05 PM
In pain... (descriptive entry about my entire ordeal) snidgette Dental Health 2 08-19-2004 05:13 PM
tooth pain? bigheadache Dental Health 2 01-03-2004 11:21 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:24 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!