I’m hoping for a little medical advice here. I’ve had a toothache for about two weeks now, but I don’t know which tooth. It’s not an awful one, but it’s there. After the first week I made an appointment with my dentist – after a careful exam he says I don’t have a toothache. I beg to differ.
Actually he is a great dentist and he really did a through exam. He mashed each tooth, he gently tapped each tooth, the picked at each tooth. Nothing he did made me come out of the chair. Nothing he did was particularly painful, but I have an ache in my jaw. It’s on the left side, but I can’t even pinpoint if it’s an upper tooth or a lower tooth, I have some pain in both areas.
I had a crown on that side about a month ago, but neither the dentist nor I think it’s that. The pain is easily taken care of, a couple of Advil and there is no pain for twelve or more hours. But it does come back.
I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed, I don’t grind my teeth and I don’t have TMJ to my knowledge – and now I don’t know my next step. I don’t know exactly what the problem is, the dentist doesn’t know what the problem is. What do I do now?