Well shortly I am traveling 6000 miles to address at least one jawbone cavitation in this crazy Lyme journey.
I had an infection under 2 root canals in my jawbone almost 3 years ago that 3 dentists missed (besides my persistence of swelling and pain). Then I found a holistic DDS who discovered it. I had to have the 2 teeth extracted. This was before I was diagnosed with Lyme. My extractions and infection were taken care of by a non-holistic oral surgeon.
A year later all my jaw, phantom tooth, face, eye, ear, neck pain came back with a vengeance. Once again, multiple dentists told me everything looked fine; it was all my in head and I just need braces or a new night guard. But I knew it wasn't as the pain was absolutely unbearable and my face, eye, and lymph nodes would swell. How can that be normal?!? Pretty sure the infection is there again.
Last year I was finally diagnosed with Lyme after being bit in 1982 as a little one. I came to this forum desperate and I believe divinely led to AMAZING and BRILLIANT people. One such person talked about
Lyme and jaw infections and a dentist that helped them with their cavitations and health. This holistic DDS says you have to have 40% bone loss before it will show up on an x-ray. Sounds like Lyme testing odds!! Hmm. I actually had an a regular bite wing x-ray last week for my records for the new dentist and this time he(my current dentist)could see bone loss in my jaw. It looked pretty gnarly actually. I will be curious to see what the biological DDS finds as he tests the pathology and DNA of the bone, infection, etc.
I don't know if this will be a cure-all. But I do hope it will take a huge toxic burden out of my body. Yes we will be spending $1000's that I wish we could spend on a cruise or new car or save for retirement. But that's ok. If I can have a semblance of a life back it's worth it. My Lyme doc is 100% on board and says I may have a fighting chance now since I don't seem to respond to treatment. It's like a chicken or egg thing. Is my jaw infection not going away because of the Lyme, or is the Lyme not responding because of the jaw infection??
Just want to say how incredibly thankful I am for ALL of you here and the awesome knowledge and support!! I will keep you posted on the progress.
Go, fight, win!
Tick bite 1982
Stage 4 Endometriosis, 7 surgeries
"Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have." -John Piper