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Tooth hurts with pressure

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mouthsewnshut

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I went to have a tooth (third molar at the bottom) looked at on Friday, it has a huge, old filling, and on thursday night, I felt a little twinge when I put my splint on (I am unfortunately a very adept bruxer!). My tooth was sensitve in the morning so I went and my dentist said it was because of my receding gum line, he put some desensitising product on. I was relieved that there was no other work to be done as I am really phobic and even when he sent me to the specialist clinic before, the gas and air did nothing at all for me.

I spent the weekend with a very sore face, I assumed it was just my tooth grumbling a little after being prodded. But this morning, it hurts a lot more, I can't see my dentist he is fully booked. It hurts when my tongue touches the tooth, but there is no pain under my jaw where I would expect to feel pain if I had an abscess. I looked and there is no swelling in my gum, but I noticed my salivary gland ducts under my tongue on that side are red and a little puffed up.

Is there anything I can do to ease the pain until I can see him? What could possibly be going on. I suspected there might a crack in my tooth or between my tooth and my filling but my dentist didn't see any of that. I can't see him for a few days at least, and this is driving me mad, I can't concentrate, I can only stress. What to do?
 
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Paige2018

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Rinse with salt water and do not chew on that side until you can see the dentist.
 
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geos

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Is there another dentist office you could visit? Maybe an emergency dentist?
 
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mouthsewnshut

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Is there another dentist office you could visit? Maybe an emergency dentist?
I don't think so, i think in this country we're tied to one dentist clinic. I have called them and they will call back this afternoon after they speak to him. Let's hope he can help with nothing too invasive.
 
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