Since last year my crown cracked on my left side (3rd to last) and started cracking away until there was a hole in place of the crown. Starting early last week on 9/8 when I woke up in the morning, there was a sudden pain in the 2nd to the last teeth on my last side (teeth after my cracked crown). The pain lasted till today 9/16. Everytime I chew, it hurts and sometimes when I brush my teeth it hurts as well and it bleeds a little. Today, there was a weird bump feeling under my tongue and I checked in the mirror and there was a red kind of clearish bump under my left side of my tongue close to my cracked crown. There is no pain associated with the red bump. Do you know what's wrong and how I got the red bump? Please help.
You should seek a dental evaluation as soon as possible. The most likely cause of the red bump may be trauma from the broken tooth. There may be a sharp spot on the tooth that's rubbing your tongue a little raw and making it red. You should really take care of that broken tooth before it gets worse and can result in an abscess where the infection spreads.
As for the pain, its possible you may have something going on with the other tooth as well or what we term, referred pain. Referred pain is when there's pain in one area but it feels like its somewhere else due to the complexities of the nervous system of the head.
Thank you for the advice. Right now, I do not have any dental insurance and I applied to see if I'll be able to see a mobile dental service for low-income or people without dental insurance. So, if I get accepted, I'll be able to get my teeth checked until then I'm out of luck.
You may want to contact your local dental society or surrounding dental societies to inquire if there are any local organizations or dentists who may provide free/discounted dental care for low income individuals. I'm assuming that you live in the United States.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.