Hello, I wore headphones (the big ones, not the small ones that plug in) for around 7 hours straight and afterwards for about 2 days my ears really ached. The problem really started when one of my teeth started to hurt (the third one in on the top right hand side)After a day or 2 the pain struck my two bottom teeth and is really hurting, all i can think about is the pain (paracetamol or ibuprofen have done nothing) I have had the pain in the bottom 2 for about 3 days now (i have problems sleeping because of it but can still eat without a problem) Was this because of the headphones affecting my nerves or do i have to go and see a dentist for work to be done? I must say the tooth that hurt after the earache (the third one in on the top right hand side) hurts on and off for the past year so when that started hurting i really didn't take too much notice of that.Any help would be appreciated.
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 26
soothing gum gel, Paracetamol & ibuprofen
Hello, I will try my best to answer your question.I don't think the headphones will hurt your teeth. You probably have cavities on some of your teeth for long time especially the third one on the top right hand side. Eventually the cavities become deep and get closer to the nerves.Here are some of the reason you have pain on your teeth:
An oral examination from the dentist and x-ray will determine where the tooth pain originated.
hello thank you for the reply, i will book an appointment to see my dentist. Just one question, how come my 2 bottom teeth have just started to randomly hurt? i have never had any problems with them before and had no pain until the other day. I assumed you would get a build up of pain and not just get it straight away.thank you
Not all dental related pains are the same. Some start off with sharp pain, some are just: mild, acute, burning aching, and dull pain. The reason there are so many different types of pain is due to the underly problems that causes pain. The pain can happen at the same time or closer to each other but from different tooth as in your case.Although I don't have enough information to give you a precise answer to your question but If you have not been to the dentist for awhile, it is more likely that the cavities will be the cause of your pain. You might have cavities for long time without any pain until the cavity reaches the nerves. To better understand how the pain develops, I will explain how the cavity develops in stages, please see illustration of the tooth here: 1. When cavity begins at enamel (the outermost of tooth structure) - you don't feel any pain 2. When cavity reaches the dentin, you might or might not feel pain or sensitivity.3. When cavity reaches the pulp chamber which contains blood vessels and nerves, you will feel pain. Each person experiences different level of pain due to their pain threshold and the size of the exposure to pulp chamber.The reason both of your teeth have pain at the same time because both teeth have cavity at the same stage. I hope this help... If it still not clear to you , please ask more questions. I am here to help....
I am a general dentist with over 20 years in practice.