- Aug 27, 2012
About 10 years ago I bit into a sweet and one of my bottom front teeth moved. This caused me to panic and, as a result, I stopped brushing my teeth in that area. Over the years I've built up quite a bit of calculus at and above gum level; for a long time this didn't cause a problem (despite the aesthetic issue of discolouration etc). However since May I have been experiencing intermittent 'nerve' type pains in this area. It comes on totally out of the blue and the pain is never in reaction to food, drink or temperature. It's not like an abscess pain but it's extremely unpleasant and distracting. I am now brushing normally but the pain is not subsiding. Sometimes I can even feel the tartar 'moving' between my teeth. Could this, in theory, be the cause of the pain? I know I don't have an infection because anti-biotics do not touch it.