Tony, is the painless tooth alive or dead?
If it died, you feel zero pain, as the nerves died. A fast test is to put ice or anything very cold ONLY on that tooth and see if you feel the cold.
You could put a small spoon on the freezer and ask someone to try to touch only one tooth briefly with that spoon, to see if you feel the cold (sometimes it's painful though).
Dentists will use dry ice to check if the tooth is alive or not.
As I said, once the tooth dies, it can harbor all sorts of infections and you feel NIL. You may only feel when great part of the bone under the tooth becomes too bad.
The bone pain is a dull pain, though, in my experience. It's never an acute pain, like teeth pain.
I pulled 7 teeth off, all dead, some with root canals, some I did not know were dead. ALL of these dead teeth were fully infected under. But X rays showed nothing. The dentist made me even sign a paper saying he was not responsible if he found nothing after pulling the teeth. I signed.
but you gotta see his face, every time he pulled my teeth off. He was disgusted and surprised to find all bones already consumed by bad infections....
Post Edited (Jinna) : 8/18/2017 4:04:39 AM (GMT-6)