Just want to tell you what had happened to my face recently/
Back in 2002 had the new Dentist at my reg Dental office do a root canal on me. My reg Dentist said she had done several and it would be cheaper than going to endodontists-root canal specialists. So i let the Dentist do this procedure. For over 2 hours sat in chair with her and then she tells me she is done for the day and would have to come back on Tuesday to finish. She said she pulled all the nerves out and just had some finishing work to do.
Long story short it hurt so darn bad nerve pain after medicine wore off, I called my reg dentist and he called me in pain meds.
I called a oral surgeon Monday morn and said I needed a tooth pulled. He talked me out of pulling the rest of the stump and saw it was infected. Put me on some heavy antibiotics and gave me a name of endodontist.
Made an appt with Endo for the next week. Finished my antibiotics the pain lessened. Part of the pain was from an infection so my entire face hurt jaw teeth ears head etc...
Ok I will finish. Sorry so long!
Endo did root canal. All was fine.
My reg Dentist called and checked on me when he got letter from Endo saying in nice terms what a piss poor job the other Dentist in his office did on my tooth. As did the oral surgeon as I understand. Anyway he said he would do my crown work himself for free sans me buying the gold. This was in 2002
But begin having face pain all over besides my migraine headaches I was having a different type of headache , nerve pain, jaw pain, teeth pain etc...thoght it was the FM at that time. Sometimes were worse than others.
Now have Dental insurance and went to Dentist in fall. He took an xray and saw a huge infection under that crown. He asked if it ever gave me trouble and I told him the symptoms I have sometimes that yes do seem to becoming more constant. He said next time it is bothering you come in and we will have to extract it.
It became so bad again one night could not sleep called Dentist he took it right out.
The infection was so big and bad it had eaten away most of my bone in that area. But after getting over the pain of the extraction and taking more antibiotics orally and inplanted in the hole in jaw I now have no more face pain.
Had this infection off and on for years with all that pain. I chalked it up to FM plus I did not have dental insurance and was going thru a divorce could not afford it.
So there is an example of what it may be or as you can see Please do not lump every new symptom you have into the FM category b/c it may not be.
Good Luck to you and sorry it was long sometimes I ramble on...:)
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