My mouth has been killing me for the last week. It throbs on and off throughout the day, but worse at night. While its hurting I get a headache and my eyes burn. Also my ear, on the same side, hurts. My tooth in the very back has a cavity, so how do I know if it's the cavity or my widom teeth? No insurance so I can't go to dentist yetAnswer Question
Answer by Kword at 7:41 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
An abscess under your tooth with the cavity is quite possible and common. This doesn't sound so much like wisdom teeth.
Your symptoms sound very familiar. If it's hurting all the way into your ear...I would bet money you have an abscess under that tooth with a cavity. DON'T mess around leaving an abscess go!!! A dentist will see you if you tell them you have an abscessed tooth(it's an infection). It's a pocket of puss under the tooth , it's pressing on the nerve and it won't go away without dental attention. I've been there. Please Call! It will only get worse and cause more problems. They will first give you antibiotics to take for about 3 days to reduce infection and pain meds...then will schedule a root canal or an extraction. Please call. Many will let you make monthly payments to pay off something like that.
Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 8:35 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 8:43 PM on Jun. 14, 2011