Back in march, I was run off the road and broke two front teeth. I had them temporarily capped, which set me back a good $400 that I'm still not quite done paying on.
Last month, one broke off. The tooth wasn't sensitive though, so I just brush the broken surface really well a few times a day when I normally brush my teeth, and I've had no problems... until early Thursday morning.
I just finished a really long (for me) ride that ended at about 1:00AM. When I came inside, the roof of my mouth was feeling uncomfortable. A few hours later it was almost intolerable. All of thursday and friday the pain came in waves. Last night, the tooth with the broken cap started to hurt as well and the pain became constant. The tooth is loose and the gums around it are tender.
I'm kind of surprised that there were no warning signs. I've never had a cavity before, but I'd expect a toothache and sensitivity to sweet stuff to precede a full-on abscess like this, assuming my tooth is actually abscessed.
Of course this has to happen on a holiday weekend, too. No one will see me and I'm NOT going to the ER for something like this. My wife has some Ty3 laying around, but it didn't help.
Anyhow, it's pretty excruciating right now. It's a strong, obdurate ache from the base of my tooth to the soft pallatte in the roof of my mouth. Mind-bogglingly relentless.
Any other ideas what it could be? Anyone have an abscessed tooth just materialize out of nowhere without warning?