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Severe toothache

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  • Posted By: Frankiii
  • October 26, 2008
  • 11:04 PM

For the past few days I've been experiancing severe pain (over the past couple of days the pain has been agony, and i've not known what to with myself) on the right side of my mouth, feels like its coming from my teeth. I went to the dentist, my mouth was examined, and x-rayed but nothing out of the ordinary came up. So i went on to see a doctor, and she told me the cause may be a ulcer, and gave me some gel-type medicine and anti-inflammatory. I have also been taking strong pain killers that the doctor suggested, but they have no effect on the pain.
The only thing which helps the pain is ice, or ice cold water and when the pain gets reallly severe it spreads into my ear and up into my eye. Can anyone suggest what this may be? As i dont think it is the ulcer which is causing it. Thanks.

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  • Toothache can be very severe, so it's can still be one of your teeth. I'm not sure I understand the ulcer suggestion. Do you have any ulcers in your mouth or does the doctor mean an ulcer in your stomach? How old are you? Do you have any/many fillings on the right side of the mouth? Have you had any endodontic treatment on the right side? Did the dentist take any x-rays?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • October 26, 2008
    • 11:45 PM
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  • go to another dentist; sounds like you need a root canal..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 26, 2008
    • 11:52 PM
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  • One would think that if it was an ulcer it could be seen if looked for properly??? I think it's your teeth and that you should go and see a different dentist. You may need a tooth out or a root canal. A friend of mine got an infection in one of his teeth.. (they knew there was an issue due to pain like yours).. it thou wasnt showing up on the scans so the dentist had to guess which tooth it was coming from. Unfortunately the dentist took out three teeth (in separate dentist visitis) before the right one, with the nerve which was giving the pain was taken out :( (by that stage my friends pain was so severe with the issue going on for weeks he was asking if they could just all be ripped out!).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • October 27, 2008
    • 02:15 AM
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  • Additional info:I'm 15 + I have 2 fillings on that side of my mouth.
    Frankiii 1 Replies
    • October 27, 2008
    • 11:07 AM
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  • Frankii, it can be very difficult for a dentist to figure out which tooth it is. You don't answer if the dentist has taken any x-ray pictures, but it usually requires several projections and a thorough examination. I agree that you should see another dentist. You probably need endodontic treatment ("root canal") in one of your teeth due to inflammation inside the tooth. It's probably one of the teeth that have a filling. Good luck!!
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • October 27, 2008
    • 11:37 AM
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