What a great forum, wondering if any of you can help me.
I am suffering from constant toothache in one of my front teeth. Not on the floor banging fists toothache, but about 5/10.
No pain killers work at all. This started 4 days ago, and started to get worse. 2 days ago got a dental appointment, with my dentist, who is usually excellent.
She did all the test - x-rays, cold tests, tapping, through examination and could find nothing wrong at all and was baffled.
I explained I had been stressed lately and she pressed on the upper inside of of mouth and that really hurt. She thinks I'm clenching/grinding in my sleep and causing this pain.
Going to tomorrow to get impressions for a splint to wear at night, to protect my teeth. Now aplogies for being cynical but how can clenching just affect one tooth, especially as that one tooth does not meet another, my bite is out and the pain has been getting worse this weekend, now probably at a 7/10.
Doubly worried as I go on holiday in 7 days, help!