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I did. He is referring me to my general doctor for neurological testing. He said he thinks most of the pain is neuralgia. His thoughts are Atypical Facial Pain. So not great news, as there is no cure for that, and I am not keen on taking medication that has some pretty severe side effects. He said that the medication does not work for everyone either.
The pain comes and goes in severity. I usually can sleep at night and it doesn’t bother me. If I wake up, I sometimes feel mild pain, but overall it is during the day mostly. No idea why, but I would guess it was triggered when I had my first root canal two years ago. I have had nonstop problems since then. At least one, possibly two of the molars I have had extracted may not have actually had any problems, according to my oral surgeon. He said that often when a patient has unexplained pain over and over, it gets diagnosed as a crack and then gets a root canal when a crown doesn’t work.
I can’t know for sure, but the neuralgia could have mimicked nerve pain, so the tooth still hurt after treatment and was classified as irreversible pulpitis. I am in a lot of pain today.@MountainMama So the extracted teeth are the result of trigger neuralgia? Or am I not getting it?
I never had any dental problems either. This is all new to me, and it’s absolutely hellish. The taste in my mouth is a bit better, but I’m still nauseous. Wondering if it was really my bridge or if it is something else. My tolerance is very low right now due to all the dental stress, so this doesn’t really come at the right time. I just gained 2 kilos, and because everything tastes so bad, I don’t really feel like eating. I’m really struggling again. I feel so tired all the time and worrying about all the things that are wrong or could go wrong. One more month and hopefully things start to get better.
I’m also a bit scared of what will happen then. You get used to the pain and disconfort. It’s some sort of new normal. I’m wondering what will happen after that treatment. Hopefully things will get better, but I’m still scared. What if it turns out being worse? I just want some rest.
I hope your GP can help you...maybe an anti nausea med for now at least.@MountainMama I heard more people who had neuralgia had multiple dentistry work done, even extracted teeth because they thought it was a dental issue. Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. It sucks to have so much pain.
I’m still nauseous. Gonna give my GP a phone call tomorrow. I’m surviving on some fruits right now.
I’d also called my dentist. He doesn’t have time until 11th of June. Exactly one day for my first appointment at the University Hospital. Kinda sucks because I don’t know until then if he is willing to pay me back. I really hope we can get to an agreement as I don’t like to play it the hard way.
I ordered myself a nice new electric toothbrush today, as my old one broke down a few weeks ago. Murphy’s Law I guess.. If one thing goes wrong, it all goes wrong.
We will get through this! I wish you the best of luck at your dr appointment!@MountainMama That was also my idea to ask him! It’s just one more month to survive.
applying heat also helps my jaw and neck! I understand about the not sleeping well. I also don’t sleep very well right now. We are kind of in the same boat. It sucks. But I think for you it’s worse because of the neuralgia.
For what it is worth, dental allergies are very rare. I have a metal allergy to nickel and a few other metals, discovered when I had my ears pierced as a teen. I can’t even wear a metal wristwatch or jewelry as they will irritate my skin after a while. I was super concerned about metal in dental work, but was told it was very, very rare. I had a porcelain over metal crown for five years that never bothered me. My implants haven’t bothered me, nor the metal abutment for my front implant.@MountainMama thank you. Had a phone call with my doc today. Gonna try an anti acid medicine. Maybe it’s reflux. I’m scared to death I’m allergic to some dental stuff. I’m so scared. I was doing fine and now I feel like shit again. Feeling depressed all over again. I’m really counting down the days to 12th of June.
@DaphneM I am so sorry! That sounds awful! I can’t believe the physiotherapist will not work with you. And the fact that your bridges keep falling out...that should not be happening! I know how you feel, though, where you feel like you don’t have options that are available. Could you call the office again Monday and ask for the dentist you saw before?Hi @MountainMama! Thank you for your message. Very reassuring! My anxiety about the allergies has calmed down a bit. How are you doing?
I had an absolutely awful day. Started with the physiotherapist who doesn’t want to treat me anymore because to him it doesn’t make any sense because my bite is off. Great.. 3 more weeks of pain. Later on in the day my bridge fell off and my dentist was already closed. I’ve called the office from next weekend, got a different dentist, the owner of the office. Such an arrogant guy. Did not listen at all. Now it’s nighttime and guess what? My bridge is loose again. I’m so done with this. I’m scared to go to another dentist, I’m scared to go to my own dentist. I really have trust issues now. I’m not gonna get it cemented it again. I will go with toothpaste or without. I don’t care anymore.
I hope they can get it sorted with you, because being in uncertainty is absolutely awful.@MountainMama Yeah, stupid isn’t it?! I’m a little mad. He told me I can call if I have pain. But I had pain yesterday and he didn’t help me. But hey, there is another physiotherapist in the neighborhood who does kind of the same thing. Maybe I am going to give him a call if this doesn’t get better over the weekend. Meanwhile I try to massage myself a little.
I’m not sure about dentists at this point. I’m a bit scared to go to my own dentist because we still need to have the money talk. I will go the weekend without and see what I will do next week. I need some time to think.
Yeah, it’s not okay it fells off so easy. The guy I saw yesterday, the arrogant one, is also a teacher at the same university hospital (didn’t know that). He told me the bridge is actually a bit wide on the inside. It might explain why it has never felt really tight. It felt more like it’s was sobbing around my tooth, and why it falls of so easy. I’ve got two bridges so I can compare you know The left one is okay-ish now, the right one is never ending trouble. My whole mouth hurts by now.
I feel so sorry you have to go through all this pain. Isn’t the pain while biting down because it’s a bit too high? Sounds like the same kind of pain. Maybe your bite changed a little because of your jaw issues? I don’t know, just guessing. I know how depressing all of this is. How do you do this while eating? My whole appetite is ruined because of this. I really don’t like to eat anymore. I look more like a walking skeleton than a human being right now
Do you still get any help?
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