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Dental pain, earache for 5 months

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  • Posted By: pearl1975
  • December 15, 2008
  • 07:35 PM

It started about five months ago, when a had a tooth (right side, no5, a piece broke off) filled. the pain did not go, I got a root canal. pain did not go. I got antibiotics, it became better, but not ok. 2 weeks later my ear (on the same side) started to hurt. the root canal was finished but my pains did not stop. I waited then, went to another dentist, had x-rays but they did not find anything. Also, I went to an ENT dr, nothing was found. later I went to an oral surgeon, who found out that 2 of my teeth on the right (5,6) were wrongly root canaled. the dentist started to do the root canal ( on no5) again, but my pain became worse. Finally, I had both teeth pulled out. that was more than 2 months ago. since then, nothing has become better. I have been to another oral surgeon, a jaw specialist, an ENT doctor, but nobody has found anything.
I have a burning feeling on the right, sometimes it's like needles. my other teeth ache, too, everywhere. Jaw specialist said it is the too much pressure, but it's so hard to believe. I am desperate, I want to get rid of the pain, but I don't know where else to go.

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  • It's really important to find the right doctor to do those root canals. I drive all the way to Phoenix area to see a doctor when needed. You might want to report the dentist to the state dental board, if nothing else. In the meantime, sounds like an oral surgeon would be best to treat you. You may have to go to a couple of them. If the teeth were extracted incorrectly, it can leave a hole. That can cause so many problems and it may be happening to you...try another oral surgeon..http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/tooth_extraction.jspRisksPotential complications of tooth extraction include postoperative infection, temporary numbness from nerve irritation, jaw fracture, and jaw joint pain. An additional complication is called dry socket. When a blood clot does not properly form in the empty tooth socket, the bone beneath the socket is painfully exposed to air and food, and the extraction site heals more slowly.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 02:10 AM
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  • thanks for the reply, but the holes are healed. nothing has remained in them. (x-ray). I can eat on them. I do not know how to explain but I feel that the problem is somewhere deeper.... Painkillers don't help.and my teeth hurt on the other side, too. they have been examined, x-rayed (twice, by 2 different doctors), and all they can say it is because the too much strain. my dentist suspected I might have problems with my jaw (clenching), but the specialist did not find any signs of it.I am getting really desperate, it seems there is no way out. it always starts to hurt in a different way.....
    pearl1975 13 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 07:20 AM
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  • It's probably been ruled out,but you can get ear pain from T.M.J. syndrome.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 03:17 PM
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  • Too,if the dental work was done incorrectly,you could have malocclusion.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 03:20 PM
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