What is causing the dull aching pain in my tooth?
June 12, 2010 1:24 PM Subscribe
What's wrong with my tooth? Dull numbing pain after an injury.
posted by designbyme to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About 10 days ago, I accidentally bit down really hard on a metal fork with my front 2 teeth on the top, on the right side. It makes me cringe thinking about it again — it really hurt when I did it.
There are no cracks/chips that I can see or feel, no discoloration, the teeth are intact and not wiggly. There is no intense or sharp pain, I'm able to eat normally and they are not sensitive to hot or cold.
The problem is that there is a dull, almost numbing ache in those 2 teeth. It feels almost like a bruise. Easy to ignore most of the time, but certainly there and annoying when I think about it.
I've never had anything wrong with my teeth — no cavities, no braces. I just get them cleaned 2x/year, so I really have no mouth/tooth pain to associate this with.
Yes, I could go to the dentist and eventually I will, but don't want to waste the money if this is something that will disappear on its own.
Any thoughts as to what this is?