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Sharp pain left side coming and going!

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A196x

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Just tonight I have noticed this sharp shooting pain in the left side came on suddenly unsure if it’s the teeth or jaw! I did have these sweets that were very chewy. The pain is horrible, I’d say it gets worse when opening the mouth but seems to be coming on suddenly then going away then coming back.
Earlier it felt like my gum was stinging a little at the bottom of the teeth, but that sounds silly. My tooth teeth have been bleeding when brushing lately and I brush daily with Fluoride
Concerned with this sharp dullish pain? What could it be, should it disappear as never had this before!
 
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It's not possible to diagnose over the internet, if it's still as bad, dial 101 and get an urgent appointment to have it looked at.
 
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It's not possible to diagnose over the internet, if it's still as bad, dial 101 and get an urgent appointment to have it looked at.
Totally understand, this was my option first to try and get an indicator of what it could be. Dental is also reopening soon here so had hoped to wait it out
 
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Hi,

If it is the jaw, you should be able to trigger some pain by palpating the chewing muscles and/or the joint.
indo see signs of teeth grinding so that is not a far fetched possibility.
 
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I had been drinking water and noticed a not so nice sensation afterwards, and still feel like the area might be becoming worse and unsure if it will be the same with eating! What could this pain be? I also notice black stuff on teeth?
Does tongue look ok too?
Hoping dentists in Scotland are back next month but haven't seen any other updates
 

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You could try a sensitive toothpaste as that might help with the sensitivity.
 
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Dentists are open for exams, you can get looked at anytime now. They just can't do anything that releases an aerosol, but diagnosing this is completely possible.
 
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