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Old 07-08-2020, 05:22 PM
 
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Another problem sadly. I ate popcorn yesterday night and I was eating and all the sudden I felt like something was stuck in between my premolar and molar on the upper right. It was a feeing if a lot of pressure and even biting down the pressure didn’t go away. It didn’t hurt or anything just immense pressure like something is lodged. I tried every corner of the tooth with a tooth kick to get it out but nothing. Then alas I tried flossing in between the teeth premolar and molar and I felt better. The pressure was gone. But nothing came out. At least I think nothing came out. Thing is the next day now it feels kind of irritated. It doesn’t hurt but like the gum and tooth feel irritated. it’s “sore” if that makes sense. When I push on it with my tongue it just feels sore. It doesn’t hurt when I eat on it. When I bite on it I feel sore. Again. I know I’m using that word a lot but that’s just it. Like I ate something hard on it. That feeling. Its also not sensitive to hot or cold. I just feel like that tooth moved when I ate the popcorn and now I am worried. Like it shifted when I bit down on the popcorn and now I’m worried it’s fractured. If it was a fracture wouldn’t it be throbbing right now? if it was a fracture wouldn’t I feel it right away? Not just the pressure? I don’t know what to do.

Last edited by DMARXX; 07-08-2020 at 06:08 PM.. Reason: Adding info
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Old 07-08-2020, 05:47 PM
 
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Your teeth are not set in cement. They move under pressure. Getting something wedged between them moves them a tiny bit. All the fussing, picking, and flossing you did irritates the surrounding gum and could also move the tooth a tiny bit. If you stop fussing with it it should go back to where it was before. You are now hyperfocused and aware of it.

Is this the same tooth you were already having problems with (hard to keep track)? What's the status with the endodontist or the new dentist who requested re-doing the root canal? When is that happening? I thought you said you liked the new one's recommendation. Really, what good does it do to ask people who can't evaluate your tooth? If this is the same tooth, the popcorn itself probably didn't create a new problem, just exacerbated the existing one. Until that gets fixed you simply may have to protect it...chew on the other side.

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Old 07-08-2020, 06:23 PM
 
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Your teeth are not set in cement. They move under pressure. Getting something wedged between them moves them a tiny bit. All the fussing, picking, and flossing you did irritates the surrounding gum and could also move the tooth a tiny bit. If you stop fussing with it it should go back to where it was before. You are now hyperfocused and aware of it.

Is this the same tooth you were already having problems with (hard to keep track)? What's the status with the endodontist or the new dentist who requested re-doing the root canal? When is that happening? I thought you said you liked the new one's recommendation. Really, what good does it do to ask people who can't evaluate your tooth? If this is the same tooth, the popcorn itself probably didn't create a new problem, just exacerbated the existing one. Until that gets fixed you simply may have to protect it...chew on the other side.
In how many days should this get resolved? When should it feel “normal” again? Is it even normal to feel this much? I want to know Just so I can make an earlier appointment if it persists so the problems don’t get worse. I’m so done with my teeth I cannot have anymore problems.

No that’s a different tooth. That One my dentist put in authorization for a re root canal and I’m still waiting on the result. Then hopefully all my problems are solved. I do like this one better but I’m talking about something that recently happened. My dentist has nothing do do with it unless I decide to book an appointment but I don’t want to if this feeling is “normal”. So I wanted to see who else has had this problem and what they did. That is why I come here first.
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Old 07-10-2020, 08:04 AM
 
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In how many days should this get resolved? When should it feel “normal” again? Is it even normal to feel this much? I want to know Just so I can make an earlier appointment if it persists so the problems don’t get worse. I’m so done with my teeth I cannot have anymore problems.

No that’s a different tooth. That One my dentist put in authorization for a re root canal and I’m still waiting on the result. Then hopefully all my problems are solved. I do like this one better but I’m talking about something that recently happened. My dentist has nothing do do with it unless I decide to book an appointment but I don’t want to if this feeling is “normal”. So I wanted to see who else has had this problem and what they did. That is why I come here first.
Eating popcorn is risky, at best, when it comes to not getting it lodged in your teeth.

I still strongly suggest you see an endodontist to take a look at that root canal. They are specialists in root canals.

Going to just dentists over and over will not help you in the long run in saving your teeth.

Do you have a periodontist, etc? Sounds like you might need to get your gums looked over, too. The popcorn incident shouldn't still be causing you so much pain.

Treat your teeth gently, don't bite down on all these hard foods, and your teeth will thank you back.
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Old 07-10-2020, 02:44 PM
 
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In how many days should this get resolved? When should it feel “normal” again? Is it even normal to feel this much? I want to know Just so I can make an earlier appointment if it persists so the problems don’t get worse. I’m so done with my teeth I cannot have anymore problems.

No that’s a different tooth. That One my dentist put in authorization for a re root canal and I’m still waiting on the result. Then hopefully all my problems are solved. I do like this one better but I’m talking about something that recently happened. My dentist has nothing do do with it unless I decide to book an appointment but I don’t want to if this feeling is “normal”. So I wanted to see who else has had this problem and what they did. That is why I come here first.
Ask your dentist for an irrigation syringe, or buy one at a pharmacy or Walmart-type store, for under $5.

It's a plastic syringe with plunger and instead of a needle at the end, it has a curved tapered tip. You fill it with tepid or slightly-warm salt-water and squirt it onto the affected area, applying firm but non-aggressive force.

It's basically a manual water-pik, and it's a lot cheaper and doesn't require a battery or electricity, and will fit in your medicine cabinet.

You can also use it to feed newborn animals who aren't taking to their mothers' teat and need nourishment
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