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How likely is this to be another tooth dying?

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The past two years, I have been extremely unlucky. As soon as one tooth starts to get fixed another one has problems. I just got my implant put in on my lower left first molar.
Yesterday, I was drinking hot tea. My bottom front teeth became very sensitive afterwards. Then my lower front teeth on the left started hurting. I can’t tell for sure if it is the central or lateral incisor, but it feels like the central one. There is a constant ache that has sharp twinges. It hurt overnight but didn’t wake me up, just hurt when I woke up at night. The lateral incisor is chipped. I have no idea when it happened. It has looked like that as long as I can remember but has never hurt.
It is fairly constant pain. I am currently on a second round of antibiotics due to the implant hurting last week. My bite is also off. There is so much going on that I am not sure to trust the pain. I have atypical facial pain but it is almost exclusively on the right side....never been on the bottom left before. I did put sensitive toothpaste on it last night but it didn’t seem to help.
My oral surgeon called yesterday to check on the implant and wants to see me Monday again. I don’t know if it would be appropriate to ask him about this tooth or if I should call my dentist instead. Or just wait and see if it gets worse. Of course it has to be the weekend. ?
 
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Oh, MM. I’m so so sorry. It just doesn’t end, does it? I had two root canals on my upper back this week and they ache and hurt to bite. Never infection just angry nerves. But I’m beginning to wonder if every tooth I get an angry nerve will be an extraction now because root canals and apicos never work. And I am Just. So. Tired. I never had teeth issues until about two years ago. And it just never ends.

I know you feel the same way. And I worry all the time right now. I’m only 44. How will I make it through another 40 years with these teeth?

I just want you to know that you’re not alone.
 
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Oh, MM. I’m so so sorry. It just doesn’t end, does it? I had two root canals on my upper back this week and they ache and hurt to bite. Never infection just angry nerves. But I’m beginning to wonder if every tooth I get an angry nerve will be an extraction now because root canals and apicos never work. And I am Just. So. Tired. I never had teeth issues until about two years ago. And it just never ends.

I know you feel the same way. And I worry all the time right now. I’m only 44. How will I make it through another 40 years with these teeth?

I just want you to know that you’re not alone.
Thanks. It really is awful. I think all my issues will become extractions at this point as the nerves seem to be hair trigger to any work done. I am terrified to even have my teeth adjusted a tiny bit because I worry that any grinding will cause the nerve to be angry and inflamed. I am only 41 and have already lost five teeth!
I am going to wait until Monday and if the pain is worse, mention it to the surgeon and see if he thinks I should call the dentist. The fact that my bite is still really off could be a factor. My teeth on the right still don’t touch at all since I had the implant put in. So my TMJD is acting up big time.
 
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A bite Can totally cause a lot of pain and disharmony in your bite. It’s so challenging to get it right.

Is your implant still aching?
 
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A bite Can totally cause a lot of pain and disharmony in your bite. It’s so challenging to get it right.

Is your implant still aching?

The implant isn’t aching consistently anymore. It does when I exercise at all, kind of a pulsing ache. There is an ache at the bottom of my jaw under the implant but it feels like it may be more muscular as it is sore to the touch on the outside of my jaw as well.
My bite has been off before when my TMJD flares but never this long or to this extent. The teeth that are hurting now, though, are not touching anything, so that is weird.
Everything is just majorly messed up. ?
 
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Just checking in, Mountain Mama!
 
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Sorry, I forgot to update! The periodontist/surgeon put me back on antibiotics, but augmentin this time. He said the implant looked good but possibly could have some infection around it that didn’t show on X-ray. Now, I am off the second round of antibiotics and it hasn’t been hurting. So that is all good!
Still have pain in lateral incisor here and there but think it is due to bite being off. I have noticed that my night guard hits my front bottom teeth when I clench at night. I have woken up doing it. It still feels pretty awful. When it gets going, it feels like a needle is being pushed through my tooth into my jaw. That is the only way I can describe it.
 
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So hoping it calms down. You deserve to have things just calm down already. And I know the worry is almost the worst part of it all.
 
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