12th April 02:43
dental advise :-(
I have a very urgent/stressful question, and I would greatly
appreciate any advice.
4 years ago I've had an oral surgeon extract my two left impacted
wisdom teeth. After this was done, it took me months to recover: the
pain was unbearable, and nothing seemed to help it. I've seen a number
of dentists, and was diagnosed with TMJ. An appliance that was made
for me did not help at ALL.
At that point, I gave up. The pain definitely improved over time, but
didn't go away.
2 years ago I've had a root c**** performed on that tooth, and an
inlay put in. Surprisingly, it made me feel much better: I think I
still had some pain, but it mostly went away.
Three months ago, the dentist I was seeing advised me to replace the
inlay with a crown (something about the margins not being right - I
was constantly getting gum infections). The day he put the crown in,
the pain became much worse. Nearly hysteric, the dentist polished away
most of the crown - severly damaging my bite and making it much worse.
The pain I'm getting is persistent. However, when I'm stressed it gets
worse (and when I'm calm, it gets somewhat better).
I've seen other dentists since - they told me I have some kind a
screw/post there, that might be causing the pain. That was not there
before. When they tried removing it, they weren't able to. The root
c**** I had before also looked fine (and can't be retreated anyway
because of the post).
I was told that taking the tooth out should eliminate the pain but
cause other complications. If I *knew for a fact* that taking the
tooth out would eliminate, I would do it in a second! However, with
all my unusual history at that area, I'm afraid that it might not
help, and in fact might make it worse.
One last thing, I've also had sinusitis many years ago. In general I
don't feel it at all, and antibiotics didn't help this situation
either. This really isn't a problem that bothers me at all, but I'm
mentioning it cause it might be linked somehow.
I will greatly appreciate any piece of advise,