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Have You Ever Been Glad You DID Ignore a Toothache?

Asked by Aster (19954points) May 14th, 2010

I’ve had molars that have ached for about 10 seconds for as long as I can recall , never told a dentist and they’re fine. Have you ignored a tooth that throbbed and it recovered on it’s own?

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downtide's avatar

Yes. I had toothache a few years ago. As it was a weekend I decided to wait til Monday. By Monday the pain was completely gone and it never came back.

Aster's avatar

I’ve found there is a phenomenon called, “stirring up the root.” No; it’s not a cooking technique. On some teeth , if you brush too hard with a toothbrush, it stirs it up and this makes it TEND to ache later on. An electric toothbrush is particularly bad for doing this.

Lightlyseared's avatar

No. It just came back worse.

mrentropy's avatar

I ignored one, even though it got pretty bad. Finally it went away. Then I had a steak at restaurant and the entire tooth crumbled away while I was chewing. In hindsight, I wish I had gone to a dentist.

Aster's avatar

@mrentropy I had a root canal then a year later while using dental floss mine popped out. So I guess I did what I was “supposed” to do.

Aster's avatar

Several were bothering me. I was grinding them at night, which gave me a sore jaw, stopped the grinding for some reason, and now they don’t hurt. But I’ll be on the lookout for them to just start crumbling since I ignored the ache.

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