Ok,i've got a niggle in my wisdom tooth. i've got this from time to time for the last 20 years....! a couple of years ago, i had to have it cleaned out..yuck!-because food was getting embedded and it was causing alot of pain. Sunday,I had steak and I've obviously aggravated something underlying. I made an appointment to see the Dentist but then all day i've been more or less ok...apart from when I chew! Anyway,i vaguely remember my dentist telling me last time that they don't "treat" unless the whole face swells up.Although i'm getting a bit of pain now,am I wasting my time going to the Dentist?...I'm in Denplan so i'm not paying anything over the odds...I also have a check-up booked for next Wednesday anyway. What should I do?
I'm not a dentist, but I can just give you my experience. Is the pain in the gum around the tooth? When I get that, I dab it with tea tree oil. It's absolutely disgusting, but it works. It has saved me from having to have antibiotics many times over the years.