I lost the filling out of a tooth a couple of months ago. It was really painful for a while until one day I was wiggling it and it broke, now its only half its normal size above the gums. I found that when it broke it released a part of the tooth that must have been pressing a nerve because the tooth stopped hurting. Well for the last couple of weeks when I lie down to sleep the tooth actually starts throbbing and getting loose. When I wake up I can actually move the tooth about an eighth of an inch side to side. I know its not abscessed because after I'm up and moving around it usually feels fine in 10 minutes or so. All day today it felt like someone had sucker punched me in the side of my mouth. I even went so far as to try pulling it with a small pair of pliers. Didn't work, just couldn't get enough twist on the tooth to get the ligaments to break loose. I think tomorrow I will raid the tool box and see if I can find a small tool to fit under the tooth to pry it up like a dentist would. By the way no dental insurance and no free dental around my area so I just have to make do the best I can. I didn't mean to write so much but it did help take my mind off the tooth for a while.