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Nobody likes severe tooth pain and not many like the treatment either.
In our last article we discussed four common tooth pain symptoms and what to do about it. In this article we discuss more serious issues dealing with severe tooth pain and how to best address them.
Issue #1. Upper teeth and sinus area are throbbing, aching and feels like pressure in those areas.
When you feel pain in the sinus the blame can usually be laid at the upper back teeth. The sinus area of the face and the upper back teeth share the same nerves which makes the specific point of pain harder to pinpoint. Sinus pain can feel like tooth pain. Of course, if you grind your teeth you could be feeling the same pain!
If you are unsure where the pain is – see either your family doctor or your dentist – but go see on or the other!
Issue #2. Constant, uncomfortable pain without the ability to pinpoint a tooth.
Usually this means there is a tooth with very infected pulp which is inflamed and dying getting closer to the nerve which causes the pain.
Obviously, with severe tooth pain, this is a case for an immediate visit to the dentist. If you wait out this pain, you could lose the tooth and even shared teeth.
Issue #3. Gums are selling, face sensitive to the touch with severe tooth pain.
This is what will happen if you do not see a dentist with issue #2! When an infection spreads from inside the tooth into the nerves and surrounding tissue and bone there is serious problems to be resolved immediately! Don’t wait for the any severe tooth pain to get worse.
Please use these suggestions as guidelines for what to do. We always recommend seeing a professional whenever you experience any severe tooth pain whether it is from an accident or an illness. It is much better to invest a little money to solve an issue before it becomes a major problem requiring many more resources in time and money!