Starting to be chronic pain in my tooth!

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Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/4/2011 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the dentist about three weeks ago with pain in my right lower jaw.  Dentist took an xray and said the tooth I was referring to,  had a ten year old root canal in it and looked perfect.  He did find a tooth that needed another root canal on the same side about three teeth away, so he said it could be referred pain from that. 
 
OK I did that root canal.  The other tooth still hurt just as bad as before, so about a week later I came back and said pull the tooth in question with the old root canal.
 
Now I am four days from the extraction and I am still in pain in that area.  The dr is there on Monday.  So I have to wait til then but I am going mad with this pain.  Still in the same place too!  I have another tooth on the top that needs work (or pulling) but I'm not convinced this tooth is the problem either.  Has anyone else ever had this problem??
 
Please let me know.
 
God's blessings on all.
 
Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/4/2011 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   

 

 

          Hi Linda, so sorry you are still having so much pain. did you try the heating pad

        like i did when i was there? Is it the jaw pain or the tooth that was pulled that is

            bothering you the most? perhaps the dentist can do a panorex xray which shows all your

             teeth to see if something else is there? maybe a tmj disorder causing your jaw pain, do you clench

           or grind your teeth at night? I thought you were ok pain wise with your regular meds?

             Well i sure hope you get it all figured out. I am sure you will be going to see him on Monday

             Let us know how you make out hon.

 

         Take care my friend,

                Suzane


momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/4/2011 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Linda

I was thinking that you might have a dry socket. My mother had one one time and she said it was really painful. I'm not sure of the details or what causes it, but sometimes it happens when a tooth is pulled. Maybe you want to research it and see if that might be what's causing your pain. Just a thought of what it could be. Take care and try to rest best you can. I hope you can get rid of that pain really soon.

love and soft hugs

Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

White Beard
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   Posted 6/4/2011 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lindaloo
 
So what day is it that you go to get your tooth extracted? You know back in January I had on taken out  ( second from the back on the left top side)  My tooth had broken into pieces and the dentist insisted that I get a root canal and a crown put on it, well they put a temp filling in it, and the temp filling lasted nearly a year, and then the tooth just broke apart! Well they still insisted that I get the root canal and crown, and the pain was terrible, I told them NO I had, had enough and I wanted it takenn out!  Well I went to a differet oral surgeon and talked to him about it and he agreed that it should come out. It was the best thing I ever did!  Well  now fast forward to a good month, or two, or so ago, and guess what?  I broke the same tooth but on the right side, and this time I was lucky, this tooth was already dead, so I had no pain with it, other than when it broke it left a sharp pointed shard of a piece of tooth sticking out of the gum. And it cuts into the side of my cheek and my tongue. Anyway this Tuesday I go in the morning to get it removed. I am having it done under regular novocaine, just like I did before, since I do not have a driver to take me home.
 
 So Lindaloo , since we are getting our tooth removed fairly close together in time, maybe  we can compare tooth removeable stories smilewinkgrin   Ha!   Anyway after I get mine done I have to hurry back to my new home as they are connecting my phone and internet service that afternoon. I do know that getting the tooth removed is a heck of allot cheaper than gettting a root canal and a crown, it cost me just about 600 to remove the tooth and 900 for the root canal and another 900 for the crown. Heck they want 200 dollars for a filling. When did the cost of going to the dentist go up so hight? I guess I was just used to the free dental care we used to get when I was in the military! Funny how when your in the military you have to see a dentist twice a year whether you need to or not, and dental care was always top notch. But once you retire, you do not get any dental care at all! You get medical but not dental!
 
White Beard
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/5/2011 2:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning Linda!

I'm not a tooth expert, but Loretta, might just be right about the "Dry-Socket" I had a lot of pain a few days after having a tooth pulled several years ago, and sure enough it was the dreaded "Dry-Socket"

Not a fun process at all, as you will have to go in every few days to have it flushed and packed. If this is the case, it will take a month ore so for it to close up and heal. Do, make sure you get in ASAP to you're Dentist to have it checked out.

There is nothing worse than a tooth problem and can be very debilitating!

Prayers for you my friend,

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Chartreux
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   Posted 6/5/2011 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Linda
sometimes they do miss things doing a root canal...I had to have mine redone, in 2009...
so yes they might have missed something...have them remove the cap to find out....
Hope your feeling better soon, well wishes and prayers...
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Serenitee
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   Posted 6/5/2011 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Lindaloo,

I am so sorry about your tooth pain problem. I totally understand as I am sitting here with roots in one tooth that completely went bad quickly and with No Warning! My lower left back molar has a porcelain tooth cap but it never had a root canal before on it. All of a sudden it was inflamed and burning. Then in Friday night my lympnodes on the left side are swollen up thru my left ear and into my throat and underneath my chin really really bad. Just got home from the Urgent Care Clinic getting antibiotics. I can't even open my mouth to get the tooth pulled. And above everything else, we don't have Dental Insurance or any money to get it pulled.

So, I pray you get everything fixed and healed in your mouth.
Your Healingwell Friend,
Serenitee

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   Posted 6/6/2011 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
 
       Hello Serenitee & Lindaloo!
 
           WOW!...both at the same time! shakehead
 
                 Tooth problems are the worst, and I hope you both get in to see your Dentist today!
 
       Sorry that you both are in such pain from this....maybe you can get to the bottom of it today, and start the healing process quickly here.
 
      Let us know how you both turn out today, if you can get in.
 
         Take care,
 
   SE
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   Posted 6/6/2011 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Miss Linda, So sorry to hear about your tooth problems! Yes they are the worst and most agravating pain I can think of! Well maybe not the worst but dedfinitely the most agravating!!!
 
I have too many bad tooth stories to tell, plus I'm sure everyone has their own and don't need to hear about mine except this> I have been having the same thing as White Beard for about the past 10 years or so w/ teeth breaking apart or splitting from the bottom of the root right up to the top!> Unsalvageable! So I have lots of holes where theeth used to be. Luckily they are not in the front and I have big lips so you can't really see the holes too well!
 
I sure hope you get some relief soon Miss Lindaloo!!! I'll say a special prayer for you tonight!
Love and soft Hugs!!!
Pete 

Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/6/2011 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for all the prayers, well wishes, responses and good thoughts sent my way.  They really did lift my spirits and the prayers may have been answered.
 
I went to the dentist today and he said "it didn't look right", so he packed it with a medicated filling and said to come back Wednesday to have that removed and another one packed in there.  He said it might be a dry socket and understood the pain I was in.  He also said if that didn't work, that I would need a root canal or an extraction on the tooth on the top of the same side as the hurting tooth.  ( That it could be referred pain.)   And if that didn't work, I would be sent to an oral surgeon for exploratory surgery to see what is going on below the gum.
 
Well, the pain is better and I have started a course of antibiotics.  The pain pills are working better, so I am hoping this calms way down from now until Wednesday.
 
Please pray for me that this is a dry socket, for that would be the easiest of all answers to this pain and it is treatable.  I don't want more surgery or dental work right now.  It is all very, very expensive, believe me.
 
When Suzane, TMJ pain, was here with me last month, she had tooth pain and I took her to the dentist.  She spent a lot of money here at the dentist too.  But at least he got her out of pain.  So I was greatful for that and I know she was too.
 
Well, thank you once again for all your responses.  I will keep you posted as to  how I continue to do.  Please continue to pray for me.  Thanks guys.
 
Lindaloo
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Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

Serenitee
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   Posted 6/7/2011 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Lindaloo,

Glad you were able to get some relief. Will be praying for you.

Serenitee

tmjpain
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   Posted 6/7/2011 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
How are you feeling today Lulu? I hope much better. let me know how it all goes tomorrow.

Remember we had talked about dry socket the day before!! I hope i didn't bring you bad luck.

Yes Linda is right, while visiting I had to have a root canal done which shocked me cause i just

thought ok i probably just need antibiotics, but NO. But guess what, Linda's dentist has nitrous oxide,

so i said yes i want some and crank it up. LOL.

Well Linda i pray that this will all clear up for you hon.

Blessings,
Suzane

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/7/2011 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Linda I'm glad that the pain is better. It sounds like a dry socket would be the least painful of things right now. I pray that the pain continues to keep getting better thru Wednesday and there after, and that a dry socket is as far as it goes.

You take care.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/7/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been feeling much better throughout today. Tomorrow I go back to have the packing removed, but the pain is almost completely gone, so I think it was a dry socket. Now what caused the original toothache, I will never know cause it had a root canal in it and it looked still good. So, who knows.

I'll check back in tomorrow. And yes, my dentist has nitrous oxide. It's a gas! hehehehehehehe.

Lindaloo
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Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

White Beard
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   Posted 6/7/2011 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lindaloo
I had my tooth removed today, second one from the back on the top right, he had to cut the thing into pieces to get it out and he still had a dickens of a time getting all the pieces out!, I didn't think he was ever going to get those last two pieces out, and it hurt the back of my neck something fierce with the pressure he was putting on me to get at  them. Anyway  all I had was novocain and after he finally sewed me up, I went back to my new place and finished scrubbing the walls and ceilings. Probably was not the brightest thing I have ever done, but it has to get done before the movers bring my stuff on Thursday! I use one of those sponge squeegees that you use on the floor and I used it on the walls and ceilings. This place I am moving into is unbelievabely dirty! And I have been staying in a hotel the last seven days, while I clean this place! It is funny because the surgeon did not give me any thing for pain to go home on, as he said I had stronger stuff that I could take for my break through pain, than anything he would prescribe, so he told me just to use the stuff I had.. He did send me home on clindamycin four times a day for then next seven days!
 
 Anyway I hope yours is feeling better,allot of times the pain can just be from the pressure of the infection, and the antibiotic can take care of that in pretty short order!
 
 I wish you well Lindaloo!
 
White Beard
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   Posted 6/8/2011 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Well glad to hear your feeling so much better...woohoo...hope it continues to be
good and have said prayers for you...
thinking of you and sending healing hugz
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tmjpain
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   Posted 6/8/2011 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   

 

 

             How are you doing today Linda? I hope things are starting to heal for you now.

             I had my braces removed last week and my whole  mouth is killing me. So much

            pressure still and oh soooo  sensitive. I am making good use of that oragel again.

                  LOL

           Hope you have a good evening and can rest up!

 

Take care

Suzane


Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/8/2011 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Suzane and Chart, I am so glad you are with me.

Whtebeard I am sorry for what you went through today. Take it easy on the physical stuff, will you? And take those antibiotics.

The dentist repacked my tooth today and tonight the packing is falling out, but I go back for a 9:00 appt tomorrow morning and he will repack it once again with a medicated filling, tastes like cloves mixed with some sort of other medication. The pain is much better, so I think it definitely was a dry socket going on here.

I too, am on my second course of antibiotics. The first was a Z pack, I never think they are strong enough for me. Now I am on amoxicillin and taking them q 6, or trying to anyway. I usually only get three in per day lol.

So, I have dentist at 9 and oncologist surgeon at 1:45. Here's hoping all goes well for me tomorrow. I think it will.

God bless you, everyone who reads this and thanks for being with me. I so appreciate you all here in this forum. You all bring me hope besides the warmth and support. Have a great evening and tomorrow.

Lindaloo
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Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/9/2011 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Linda I'm so happy that you're feeling better. It's great to hear that it's so much better. You take care and I hope that today goes well for you.

love and lots of soft hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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