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Ticking tooth

  1. Mar 8, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    I just had an electric shock, not a lethal one, it just burnt one finger a bit, but now i have a tooth that is going tick tick all the time, it is annoying and is hard to ignore.
    Any one have an idea why??
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2007 #2

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    :rofl: Glad you clarified that wooly!

    I can honestly say I know not why but it sounds pretty impressive. I'd imagine it could tick once if you had a filling and the electricity jumped the gap? Regularly? I couldn't say to tell you the tooth.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2007 #3
    Provided the two events are related (not proven), I'd guess you clenched your teeth and knocked a filling loose.

    Do you mean "ticks all the time even when I'm not moving" or "ticks all the time when I'm talking/eating/swearing at the kbd/etc."?
     
  5. Mar 8, 2007 #4
    Hope you haven't created a time bomb in your mouth..if thats the case...RUN!
     
  6. Mar 8, 2007 #5

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    From the "Helmock Stones and the Giant Rat of Sumatra" ... with the booby-trapped dog.... "Listen! The dog. It has ticks." "Then we must flea!"
     
  7. Mar 8, 2007 #6

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    Do you mean ticks as in rattles like a tooth or filling is loose (like T_E suggested), or do you mean like a nerve impulse or twitchy feeling? If the former, yeah, you probably knocked something loose. If the latter, you've probably done a bit of nerve damage with the shock. If it still has some sort of sensation, it'll likely only be temporary (sort of like any tingling you'd feel elsewhere too).
     
  8. Mar 8, 2007 #7

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    It is ticking all the time, even when i sit still, it is about 1 second intervals,
    and i do not have a filling in that tooth.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2007 #8

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    OMG!!! Your tooth has ticks, so you must flea!:rofl:
     
  10. Mar 8, 2007 #9

    wolram

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    So now my condition is funny :cry: if it carries on i will be insane in 24hrs:tongue2:
     
  11. Mar 8, 2007 #10
    Just so you know, we're physicists, not doctors. :rofl:
     
  12. Mar 8, 2007 #11

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    yeah, the lethal ones hurt like hell.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2007 #12
    I am speculating that you did clench your teeth when you got the jolt. If it caused a tooth to move down of even a bit sideways it will eventually come back to it's original position. One little tick at a time. The least little touch of a tooth against another tooth results in bone (sound) conduction to the middle ear.

    For instance it is nearly impossible to touch a tooth with a solid object without hearing it.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2007 #13

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    Thank you Edward, next time i will make sure i do not clench my teeth.
     
  15. Mar 8, 2007 #14

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    And here is me thinking the fatal ones do not hurt :tongue2:
     
  16. Mar 8, 2007 #15
    Not if it's lethal enough.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2007 #16

    Mk

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    Sounds like you have a case of excessive virtual particles bouncing around inside your tooth wolram.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2007 #17
    Is it ticking in concert with your pulse?
     
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