Good morning, I've been dealing for a week and a half with an acute (yes, very intense) pain
in my lower gum and four lower front
teeth (with referred pain to the sides of my head). There were also a couple of days in which the pain went to the roof of my mouth, making it impossible to swallow any fluids whatsoever. When the pain gets so intense it literally makes me cry. Also, I went to my university health center and both a doctor and a dentist
couldn't see any inflammation of the gums or anything out of the ordinary (after a mouth examination). They recommended me to start taking Naproxen 500 mg, along with Amoxicilin 500 in case there was any infection
. Both professionals told me that it might be related to stress, but this week my final exams are already over. I've been trying everything possible to fight the cause of this intense pain, from gargles with Listerine to Anbesol to soothe the pain, to Tylenol to Naproxen (also Amoxicilin, following the doctor's directions) or Hydrogen Peroxide, even meditation to distress.... Nevertheless, pain comes and goes... and during the evening, it gives me a very hard time sleeping. Again, it makes me cry and I have no idea how to handle this. I believe there must be something else going on. Would you recommend me to have a blood test, X-rays, penicilin (which might be stronger)? I truly appreciate your time reading this, and your advice would be very welcome. Thank you very much... Best Wishes!