- Jun 7, 2021
Hi there. I am running out of hope. 2 months ago I had 2 extractions, my 2nd to back molar was decayed under my filling , unfortunately the dentist couldn’t see this on the x Ray and told me the tooth looked fine. I was having pain in the tooth upon chewing and knew it wasn’t right. Anyway, the next day after my check up the tooth really ramped up and I had to have it taken out as an emergency, when the emergency dentist took it out it was badly decayed underneath the filling. That extraction was straight forward and I had no issues with the healing. However my second tooth my first premolar was also sensitive upon eating and the dentist saw on the x Ray that it had a cavity underneath the filling which needed to be treated. So I booked to have the white filling replaced. This was done , and my tooth never ever settles down. It would hurt all day and I thought it would eventually settle down. Unfortunately it didn’t. And it got to the stage where it was keeping me awake and I had to take pain killers to try and help it. The pain got worse and I made an appointment to see my dentist again. He examined the tooth and said that the nerve of the tooth was quite close to the filling, he couldn’t se anything on the x Ray, but because he said the same thing 2 weeks before about the back molar , that he couldnt see anything wrong , even though the tooth turned out to be which badly decayed under the filling, I asked him what I could do about the pain? He said that he could remove the white filling and place some sort of numbing cream in there, but the couldn’t promise it would helped, So I then asked him what would happen if it didn’t settle , and he said I would have to be referred for a root canal. So I decided that because of the past experience with the x Ray and the dentist not being able to see the decay , I asked him to remove the tooth. The pain was too bad to put up with and I couldn’t bear it starting back up again. So he removed my tooth which was straight forward. Then I developed a dry socket which was the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. I had the dry socket packed twice over a few days and it very slowly began to heal. But ever since the second extraction I have had jaw pains, shooting pain up my jaw, it started only on the right side of my face which is where I had the 2 extractions, then I developed clicking in my temporal joint, and a slight crackling sound sometimes in my right ear when I Open and close my mouth. Now the pain is also on the right side of my face. Sometimes as far as my cheek bone , my teeth have also become sensitive and I keep getting like an electric sock feeling in random teeth in my mouth. My dentist said that he doesn’t know what is causing the pain and has referred me to the maxo facial department at the hospital. I didn’t eat on the right side of my mouth for nearly 6 weeks due to the extraction site healing. And I’m still only really eating on my left side as I only have 1 bottom tooth on the right side. The zings in my teeth come and go and are not brought on by anything. I have had to start wearing a mouth guard as I have severe grinding and have damaged my teeth. I am at a loss as to what is going on? I have had to start back on antidepressants because my dentist said that I am being overly sensitive and looking for any little pain in my teeth. It has severely affected my mental health. I am terrified that there is something wrong with all of my teeth and that they are all going to have to be removed. I am sorry if this post is rambling , but I am incredibly anxious and feeling suicidal as I don’t think I’m ever going to be normal again. I also asked my dentist this week about getting a partial denture until I can consider an implant at a later date, but he said he doesn’t want to do anything yet , but I can’t eat on the right side of my mouth , which is forcing me to chew or try to chew on my left side. It’s been 2 months since the last extraction? Surely I could have a partial denture? Thank you to anyone who reads this. Any advice would be hugely appreciated. Thank you so much. Kelly.