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whatwhat | 20:40 Wed 29th Jan 2014 | Health & Fitness
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I have had a tooth ache for a long time now. I went to the dentist. She said she would X-ray it and call me if there was a problem. She didn't call back . It got worse, so I made sure I used tepe interdentals well and corsydil mouth wash. It started getting a bit better. But for the last few days iv had an incredible headache.. Just on that side, that goes behind my eye, through my jaw and even aches in my throat. It makes the skin on that side of my head sore to the touch. It does come and go, but getting increasingly more. I don't have a temp. I don't know if I should be going to the doc or dentist.. Or what it could be.. As I know if I go to the docs, they will tell me to go away and come back on a few weeks if no better!!
Any ideas.. Thank you

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That sounds like a dental abscess to me. Either a doctor or dentist can prescribe the antibiotics that you need to deal with the immediate problem but only a dentist can sort out the underlying problem.
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Thank you ! I have looked up abscess.. But it said I would have a temp?
Totally agree with Chris. Did you ever ring the dentist to get your results?
I've had more than my fair share of tooth abscesses. Never had a temperature but did have intense pain that went along the jaw right into my ear and round to my eye socket. Only antibiotics can sort that out before anything can be done for the tooth.
Defo dentist. Ring them first thing in the morning and ask for an emergency appointment.
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No I didn't call... But will tomorrow! Thanks, this is driving me insane!!
Some form of neuralgia, possibly?
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I guess as well it won't just get better on its own?!
No, it can only get worse left to its own devices.
In the meantime take 2 ibuprofen now and 2 paracetamol before bed. The same again in the morning and until you are in possession of antibiotics.
This will seem a bit flippant but I found constant swirling and swallowing Bailey's very soothing!
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I took 400mg of ibuprofen.. But it hasn't touched it! Will get some paracetamol now I think! And maybe try swigging some baileys too ;-)
alternate nurofen and paracetamol (or cocodamol if you have any, it's stronger) every couple of hours. I don't know why this didn't show up on X-ray, perhaps its a different problem from your previous toothache? Anyway, back to the dentist.

Good luck!
>>>I guess as well it won't just get better on its own?!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/02/AR2007030201618.html
eek, Buenchico, no need to terrify the OP!
Well they can get better on their own in that the pain goes away but only once it's killed the tooth and you will eventually lose it. Then you'll have the tooth fairy to answer to.
Go back to the dentist - it'll only get worse if you don't - you probably need antibiotics before they can do anything to help. If you go to a doctor and it's dental, they'll only send you to the dentist. Ring them tomorrow.
Doctor first for antibiotics- at least that's free. Book the dentist for when the course of antibiotics finishes.
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Will the docs give anti biotics without seeing a dentist first?
They might, but my doctor said I had to check with the dentist what the problem was, first - they won't prescribe until they know what they are prescribing for - in my experience.

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