I have severe pain in an upper tooth, but my dentist insists there isn’t anything wrong. The pain is driving me mad. What do I do if my dentist refuses to listen?
Brooke H. – Minnesota
I can’t tell you what is wrong with your tooth without seeing and examining it, but I would recommend you at the very least get a second opinion. If the pain seems unbearable, and it sounds like it does, and your dentist isn’t listening to you, then you may try an emergency dentist.
They can get you out of pain, while at the same time examining your case to give you a second opinion. I’m assuming your dentist did x-rays? Generally, you can tell if something is wrong with a tooth that way, but it could be he missed something.
Some dentists can be a little insensitive to the feelings of their patients, so don’t feel bad about seeing another one.
It’s possible it’s not dental related. Your sinus cavities are very close to your upper teeth, so it may be a sinus infection that has referred pain in your tooth.
If you get nowhere with the emergency dentist, a GP or an endodontist would be might next stop.
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