I snapped my front tooth when I was about 14 and had to wait until I was 17 to get it crowned, but about 6 months ago, 7 years after my tooth getting my tooth crowned, my original tooth (only one third) and crown snapped completely off. A metal post was put in my my mouth to secure my tooth as a temporary measure (which should last 2-3 years) before I have to get an implant. The last few days my front tooth has been sensitive and painful, which is weird because all the nerves have been dead for about 9 years, I have had hundreds of hours at the dentist getting bridge work, a root canal and getting it capped 20 or so times. Now this morning my gums are very sensitive and I have a swollen lip and it is uncomfortable to touch or eat with my front tooth.
I am currently overseas in a non English speaking country and I was wondering if I should consult a dentist immediately or I get to the UK in 10 days, am I able to wait out the discomfort until then? Providing it doesn't cause any serious dental problems...'
Thankyou for any help and assistance