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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Extreme Pain in the Roof of My Mouth



Over the past couple days the roof of my mouth has had an extreme pain. It woke me up last night and i couldnt fall back asleep through the hole night. I had a toothache about a month ago that was painful for a couple of days. I woke up this morning and my lips and hole face were numb. I went to the er and they said it was my tooth and gave me anti biotics but they dont seem to help.


If you know that you have a bad tooth on the top that is most likely the cause. Antibiotics can take 2-4 days to really help, but it is temporary. As long as the bad tooth or nerve is there, it will be a problem again. I would see a dentist as soon as you can. 

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Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University