- Jul 24, 2018
Before Christmas of 2017 I presented at a new dentist to have a broken tooth extracted. The doctor said he noticed one cavity on each of two wisdom teeth and talked me into having them extracted during the procedure, along with drilling out a filling on another tooth, in addition to doing a full cleaning of my entire mouth. All four quadrants of my mouth were numbed and the cleaning was done. The broken tooth was extracted, in 6 pieces. The old filling was drilled out to place a crown. The anesthia had worn off so multiple attempts were made to deaden the lower right and upper left to try again to remove the wisdom teeth. I was unable to tolerate the pain, so more injections were made by the dentist and also the hygienist..at one point, the dentist remarked that "I could inject more anesthesia, but I don't want to kill you". I had several more visits when he attempted to replace the temporary crown with the permanent crown, but it didn't fit so. During these visits, he injected anesthesia again in Hope's of removing the wisdom teeth. I called his office three times in the mean time to tell him that the lower right part of my mouth was still numb. This was approximately 3 months after the initial visit, and I was told that it may take a while to regain sensation due to the amount of anesthesia that was used. The permanent crown is now in place, but he eventually referred me to an oral surgeon to have the wisdom teeth removed. This is now July, I have hypersensitive shouting pain in my right lower jaw and it has been obviously seven months since the initial visit and there has been no improvement. The dentist said that I have parasthesia and it may or may not get better. He gave me the name of someone to do a "cannon beam CT"....IF I WANT TO PURSUE THAT! I would just like to have an outside opinion regarding all of this that I am going through. I m going to have the CT done but I am going to see a different oral surgeon instead of the one that he referred me to. Thank you for any input that you can provide.