This past weekend I started to experience quite the toothache in one of my molars, which had a number of fillings about four months ago. Although Advil did help the pain was getting quite severe and I made a trip in to my dentist who diagnosed it as a "bruised root." I'm not sure of the exact term he used but he spoke of part of the root acting as a "shocking absorber" and biting down on something too hard. Now the problem is, last night I the bottom right part of my chin and lips started to go numb (this is the side of the toothache as well). I've heard it mentioned that this can happen in some cases of wisdom tooth extractation, would this be the same basic idea or is this something I should get checked out ASAP?
Thanks a bunch!