I had a root canal and a crown on my lower right molar years ago. Sometimes, I do clench my jaw while sleeping (normally when I'm stressed). There have been occasions that I end up with lower jaw and tooth sensitivity, due to my clenching. I admit sometimes it is so awful I can not chew, speak, or spit out mouthwash do to the intensity of the pain (which is what I have been dealing with for the last few days).
Normally these episodes only last 3-5 day... but I am going on the 5th day, and I am getting worse, instead of better.
I have been taking Advil, using anbesol, & I started taking antibiotics 2 days ago(500 mg ciprofloxacin 2 x a day) incase it is actually an infection/ abscess of some kind. Unfortunately I am away, and can't get to a dentist for the next few days to have it checked out.
Is there anything I can do to help relieve this & recover quicker? I appreciate any suggestions - J