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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Extreme Pain in the Roof of My Mouth

03/29/2011

Question:

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.

Answer:

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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Response by:

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