Hi everyone, I'm off the Ulcerative Colitis forum but I'm here onbehalf of my poor wife.
about a year ago on a visit to her dentist, she underwent what should have been a simple repair of a loose cap on a top front tooth.
In a nutshell, her life has been pure hell ever since.
She is convinced that her dentist (of over 20 years) exerted too much pressure, resulting in nerve damage.
The dentist must have sensed that they couldn't help her and sent her to an endontist who after 3 surgical 'procedures' also drew a blank.
She has since been to a neurologist, and oral surgeon for an injection, had accupuncture, 3 consultations with a psychologist, tried cannabis, all to no avail.
She has been prescribed a plethora of pain killers, (morphine and percoset, oxicodone, etc.) and other drugs which seem to turn her into a zombie but do very little for the pain.
some of these drugs include: Amitriptyline, Carbamazepine, Hydromorphone, Cymbalta, at the moment she has started with a pain management clinic who have put her on Nucynta (which made her mouth even sorer) and is currently (for the past several days) been on 50mg of Lyrica.
She takes percoset, morphine and lorazapam nightly to help her get sleep.
Nothing seems to provide her with any relief, and is in tears a lot of the time. She is getting plenty of love and support from her broken hearted family who feel helpless.
Is it possible that ther could be a surgical option that can render the nerve blocked/removed/deadened?
If there is anyone out there on this forum that has prior experience with this dilemma that could give advice or share a similar situation your help would be greatly appreciated. We're at our wits end.