- Mar 3, 2017
My symptoms still remain but with a slight improvement. Yes my jaw aches and it is periodic and there is no real pattern to it. Sometimes I get nearly a whole day without too much pain but others can be bad. I'm almost certain that this, for me at least, is coming from jaw muscles and is being referred into one tooth. Muscle issues can make teeth feel sensitive as well and it fits with my symptoms. But again, it's only a gut feeling - no one can actually diagnose it - not least the dentists. When several dentists have checked my muscles of mastication they might as well have used a feather. I have very tender spots in these muscles and I'm familiar with this kind of muscle pain.How are you? Any improvement with your tooth?
I am due to go back to my endo since it has been one month since I had the start of the root canal retreatment. I'm not sure what they will say. I'm going to call them next week and explain what I'm feeling and find out if there is anything else possible that could be causing this and not just "well, it's cracked and needs to be extracted". I just don't feel that is the best approach at this point.
I'm thinking maybe I'll go and finish the root canal and then wait again and see how the tooth reacts. Maybe even go further and have the final crown put on, too, and see. Then at least if it still acts up I'll know that I tried everything.
Do you ever have aching in your jaw or is yours just the sensitivity? I get the aching periodically. It will just come on out of the blue and I'll take an ibuprofen and it will go away sometimes for the rest of the day. I've even just waited it out a few times and within a half hour it goes away on its own. But, I've also had situations where it continued and continued and it took a while to go away. I actually haven't had any pain since yesterday but felt a little this morning. It's all just so strange to me.
So, who knows what this could be.
I'll let you know what my endo says about all of this. Just wanted to see how things were going with you.