Nerve damage or?
I got hit last week and my front tooth went numb. I thought it was broken, but it wasn't even loose. I talked to a nurse and Dr. (while camping in the Tetons - they, the colors, the elk, moose etc were great) over the weekend and was told that could be cause by bleeding in the sinus cavities creating pressure and it would go away. Well it happened as soon as I was hit and I don't think it's from pressure. The achy sore thick wierd feeling is from the sinus pressure, but this was instant. I was still laying there and felt my teeth because it felt so odd.
So I think it's nerve damage (the blow left a black eye), but I know nothing about it. But it feels like the dr. just gave me a novacaine shot. Funny thing is, is that it's just one tooth, the other teeth and gums still have feeling. Now I'm worried that the damn thing is gonna go dead and fall out or something.
Anyone have any ideas or experiences?
Yes, go see your dentist. I've had two teeth that had seemingly minor problems like that over the last 10 years. Collectively, they've ended up costing me $3,000, including two root canals. It would probably have been less had it been caught a bit earlier. Sadly, in my cases, there was little in the way of symptoms. Who knows what a timely X ray would have shown, though.
The worst thing was that one of these was when I was traveling for work. You can imagine the joy of having to pick up the phone book in a strange town (Detriot, of all hell holes) and finding a dentist for an emergency appointment. I had no choice, though. It went from nothing to pure agony in a few hours.
Again, see a dentist. Just to be safe.
Yeah, I was just gonna tell you a root canal is on the way
Why don't you tell me what the instructor told me tonight? That when his nose was broke it took a couple weeks for the feeling to come back.
I agree. I had it twice from boxing, both times I needed root canals.
So, go get checked out now so you don'ty have to deal with an abcess or other infection and the dead nerve later.
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