A few years ago I thought I had a tooth brush bristle caught between my teeth. It was poking me. I could feel it. sometimes I could sweep it across my tooth like a windshield wiper blade. I could never get it out. I could never lift it away from my teeth. It was trapped. I picked at it. Tooth picks, pins, chewing, biting, scraping my teeth to try and get it. Wife yelling at me to quit chewing my teeth....I hear you, stop it. Go to the dentist she says. Well I loosened the repair on the two front lower teeth. It was weird. I could bite and pull up on one tooth and it would move down on the other tooth. they were connected somehow. Before long all 4 lower front teeth had a loose/ failing repair. They all felt related. I was scraping up on the side of one and a piece rolled off the top of my tooth and snapped into the center like a rubber band. I could soon do this on both front lower teeth. I did this until there was no rubber band sensation. The middle filled up and the pieces would just roll from tooth to tooth. The middle started to fold over at the top. It felt like an envelope flap tucked in between my front teeth. I had so much pressure there. I would grab that flap and pull up on it to relieve it. Well this repair has been moving around and the pressure...before long my gums hurt, like they were on fire. I had an infection at this point I am sure. By the time I made my first appointment I was so relieved. Dentist didn't see any pain on my x-ray and thought I was looking for meds. I told her I have been dealing with this a while and my pain is real. I told her it was loose, I had adhesive in my mouth. My wife kiss me and she would have sticky lips all day. She assured me it was all in my head. I assured her it wasn't and that II would get a second opinion. He called her for my x-rays...But ended up saying the same thing. I begged him to take a closer look. At this point I am at my limits for pain and I need something done. He says no....all in my head. Gave me an app. for a cleaning. I went to an orthodontist that day. 100 bucks cash Both dentists said my teeth felt rough but would be all good after a cleaning. I asked the orthodontist to check out my teeth. What's up? Something is on them. I need it off. He scraped and looked. I told him to try and polish them if he thought they smooth out. He took a drill and within a few seconds he cut it. He stopped instantly. I felt the repair splay out like a bird feather. I begged him to continue. I pulled out 3, 100 dollar bills. I said this one is help me, this is please, and this one is thank you. He said no this is a dentist thing and he didn't clean teeth he did braces. I asked him what he cut into. What is it. He wouldn't say anything. He charged me a 100 and I left. I went back to work and my boss's mother-in-law was a hygienist for 30 yrs and has seen it all. I went there after work. She thought they were rough. I had her work on the same tooth the orthodontist did. She tried the paste and buffer. Tried another drill, then another and she cut into it pretty good. I told her she was doing great and to do the whole tooth. She said no, Everything looked ok. She saw no need to continue. She gave me a new tooth brush and some chap stick for my sticky lips. I went home. I can't sleep. I am in so much pain. It's about 2;30 in the morning on Tuesday. I was sitting on the side of the bed looking at my alarm clock. I started to bite and lift on this stuff to try n get some relief. When I did It exploded. Like the moment a car crashes or the moment you cut off a finger on a table saw. I was in shock and along for the ride. It rolled off both my front lower middle teeth like a slinky, a slinky of ribbon. My 4 teeth swelled up like balloons. I felt coils build in between my teeth. It was all trapped. It just kept building pressure. All the sudden it poked and burst through my gum right between my front teeth. Then on my left side a piece starts to coil and screw it's way from my front teeth to my back teeth. It paused a second at each tooth and then poked through to the next tooth. When it got to my rear tooth it stopped and was just stabbing me. It did this for about twenty minutes. Then all the sudden it poked through my gum and went into my cheek. My cheek went numb for a few minutes. I called my dentist in the morning. He won't help me. He is full up sorry and going to be closed over Thanksgiving for 3 days. I thought my pain was bad before. I now got a vein from my neck to my shoulder sticking out. Its got me leaning to one side in pain. I told my boss I was in trouble here. My wife calls me at work.I am in tears talking to her.She came and got me and took me to occupational urgent care...sorry we don't do teeth. No teeth or eyes, sorry. Call your dentist he says, yeah I did that. That night is unbearable. I haven't slept or ate in two days now. I called into work on Wednesday. I went to the urgent crare at the hospital. Same thing, they don't do teeth. At this point all I can do is hold my face in pain. I went to a couple er rooms, one in a different town even. They both drug test me. The one had a shrink talk to me. I was kicked out of both er's. I fell asleep at about 5am on Turkey day and slept til 11. I made it through that day barely. I went to another er on Friday. I was out of it at this point. My wife took me. I can't do anything but hold my face and say my teeth hurt. I was in the er exam room...my wife and doc walk in and I have a shoe and sock off. I have a shoe lace tied tight around one of my toes. I told them I had it trapped in my toe and I need a knife or a pin to get it out. They drug test me and give me a card to a shrink then kick me out. My wife worked that night and asked my daughter to come out to the house and stay with me. She took me back to the same er and they checked me in and waited with me til my wife got off work. That was a bad idea, the hospital refused me treatment...so they called the the drug rehab/ psycho center and had me committed. The hospital left me in a room from friday night at 9pm until sunday at 1 am when I was transported 20 miles to this place. I dont remember too much. They gave me bunches of pills and shots. tuesday morning I am in front of a doctor who asks me if I know what the date is, no. Do I know what day it is? No, I say. He asks if I know where I am. I am thinking I am so screwed at this point. I tell him no, I have no idea. He asks why he has a nice 50 yr old man here without a drug problem who they been detoxing for two days for methamphetamine when all I got is an abscess tooth? He cut my meds and started antibiotics, motrin, tylenol, and steroids. I am sure they prolly saved my life. I got a primary doctor after that. **** the er. I got a app with the oral surgeon that turned me down. Now I got two appointments with two surgeons. I am so tired. So wanting to get help. I just cant get fixed.