Pain in my toooth

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Pain in my toooth

Postby gazz » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:47 pm

Hey,

Just got back from a couple of dives today, was helping another instructor, and on the very last decent i had to do, i got massive tooth squeaze, and it remained painfull,even now sitting at home im knocking the pain killers back writhing in agony!!

I think it may have reverse blocked, almost feels that way, and it isnt releasing.

I dont have any fillings, and my teeth have always been heatlthy, ive had tooth squeaze before, always the same tooth, and i can hear it releasing, but only one or twice ever.

Got any ideas on why the heck this is happening? and what can i do to stop this thing hurting!!
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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby Xman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:23 pm

I agree that it sounds like it is a reverse block in the tooth. You may not have any fillings but you must have some sort of cavity or space with a retricted access for gas. I would see a dentist ASAP. Tooth pain is no fun at all!!
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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby Jason » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:33 pm

Nah, forget those financial bloodsuckers...just let the tooth shatter to pieces underwater. It will save you around $1,000 and at the most make you convulse underwater for a few seconds from something far worse than icecream pain. Then you just tweezer out the remaining peices by yourself when you get home. At your age you should be pulling the pieces out in front of a group of girls so you can get that fainting effect. I'm still waiting for mine to go kaput but I guess the bubble escapes every time I rise (its just turning a different colour slowly) ...maybe if I do a deep 45m dive?
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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby Andy » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:35 pm

I s the pain located in the tooth, Gazz? Or is it more spread around the face/nose/forehead?

Did the pain occur on descent, ascent or much later?



Either way, you could visit a dentist. If you prefer Vampy's advice, I have some pliers in the garage and will pull the offending tooth for $50, no worries mate! :D
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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby Jason » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:43 pm

Go for the $50 :!: :!:
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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby Andy » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:47 pm

It's a good price, I tell ya! A glass of proper malt to numb the pain is included! :lol:
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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby NEMES1S » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:36 pm

If your in Welly I will drop her out with some vice grips for free... :D
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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby gazz » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:11 am

hahaha tempting....tempting....might do the tie it up with string on a brick then throw it of a cliff trick, its got a cool factor.

Last night around 30min after posting the first thing, it got so painful i almost passed out, was lying on my back with weird feelings all through my mouth, i called DES and talked to a doc once that had kinda backed off, and he asked me a bunch of questions, and said to go to A and E for some pain relief, then see an emergency dentist. I couldnt drive like that, noone was around to drive me, so was contemplating calling ambos (thats how extreme the pain was), then i heard a tiny squeak in my mouth, from the tooth, followed by another. The pain started to very gradually subside, then i felt drowsy from the pain killers id taken when i got home, so went and had a lay down, after about 4 hours it was starting to noticibly feel better, now this morining, its back to normal!!

Still going to see a doc or dentist about it though.

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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby Xman » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:44 pm

Hey Pete, whilst I agree with your money vs pain sentiments, you appear to have missed the first post regarding the lack of fillings.
gazz wrote:...snip...I dont have any fillings, and my teeth have always been heatlthy, ive had tooth squeaze before, always the same tooth, and i can hear it releasing, but only one or twice ever....snip...
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Re: Pain in my toooth

Postby Jason » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:38 pm

Betya he has a hole at the base of the tooth where it meets the gum. If the line of the gum lowers, the air is released.
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