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Wrong Diagnosis From Oral Surgeon Help Please

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  • Posted By: joellen961
  • August 16, 2008
  • 11:37 AM

Hi i had a cyst removed in my upper gums last October 2007. Following surgery i had problems with pain and infection a few weeks afer surgery. They kept giving my clindomyacin saying maybe food was lodged in my gums
since it was such a big surgery and a lot of stiches. Ive been in pain on and off all this time taking antibiotics a lot. The surgeon then said when the infection came back right away maybe i had food stuck in it.
But still says my roots are bad. He did one x ray last year
Now when i went back he didnt even do a new xray. Just saying i need to loose these 2 front teeth or get surgery again. And the reason im getting the cysts is my root canals are bad and they are generating cysts

Now the cyst it seems is back or they tell me its back the pain is the same pain
i have a bubble under the roof of my mouth filled with infection, im on clindamyacin again.
The surgeon gave me 2 options pull my 2 front teeth as he belives and has been telling me that the root canals i had done years ago are bad and making the cysts form. I went to a Endodontist yesterday and he said my roots are good that is not the cause of this problem. He also said i should go to another surgeon that his diagnosis is wrong. My roots are fine

What do i do? Im going back to the surgeon just to get options from him as he now knows that the roots are not the cause. But im very leary of trusting him to do another surgery any advice really appreciated
Thanks so much
Has anyone had this happen? I only have a few more days before the infection comes back full. I want to go to another surgeon to get another opinion. I have heart problems and am on cumadin so each surgery i have to go off the cumadin im at a high risk doing so but i do what i must
Any help appreciated
Ive had this almost a year been in pain most of the time and on antibiotics all the time. Where do i go from here i dont know
Thank you

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  • Your post turned out a bit strange. Did they say what kind of a cyst it was? Was it possibly a incisive canal cyst?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 05:14 PM
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  • Yes, your post is very messed up; you should have edited it right after it posted...You should not go back to that doctor but should see another oral surgeon for his opinion. Maybe you have a couple of things going on; can't really read your post.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 06:48 PM
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  • Your post turned out a bit strange. Did they say what kind of a cyst it was? Was it possibly a incisive canal cyst? Hi im sorry i didnt realize it posted like that first time on hereI just spoke to them and it was a Dentigerous CystThey also told me to go get another opinionI dont think he wants to treat me.He said hes not sure what it is nowWow i cant belive a surgeon would tell you to go to the same kind of surgeon to see what they sayThanks Jo Ellen
    joellen961 5 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 08:20 PM
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  • Yes, your post is very messed up; you should have edited it right after it posted...You should not go back to that doctor but should see another oral surgeon for his opinion. Maybe you have a couple of things going on; can't really read your post. Yes my post is really messed up heres what i wrote.Hi i had a cyst removed in my upper gums last October 2007. Following surgery i had problems with pain and infection a few weeks afer surgery. They kept giving my clindomyacin saying maybe food was lodged in my gums since it was such a big surgery and a lot of stiches. Ive been in pain on and off all this time taking antibiotics a lot. The surgeon then said when the infection came back right away maybe i had food stuck in it.But still says my roots are bad. He did one x ray last yearNow when i went back he didnt even do a new xray. Just saying i need to loose these 2 front teeth or get surgery again. And the reason im getting the cysts is my root canals are bad and they are generating cystsNow the cyst they tell me its back the pain is the same pain i have a bubble under the roof of my mouth filled with infection, im on clindamyacin again. The surgeon gave me 2 options pull my 2 front teeth as he belives and has been telling me that the root canals i had done years ago are bad and making the cysts form. I went to a Endodontist yesterday and he said my roots are good that is not the cause of this problem. He also said i should go to another surgeon that his diagnosis is wrong. My roots are fineWhat do i do? Im going back to the surgeon just to get options from him as he now knows that the roots are not the cause. But im very leary of trusting him to do another surgery any advice really appreciated Thanks so much Has anyone had this happen? I only have a few more days before the infection comes back full. I want to go to another surgeon to get another opinion. I have heart problems and am on cumadin so each surgery i have to go off the cumadin im at a high risk doing so but i do what i mustAny help appreciatedIve had this almost a year been in pain most of the time and on antibiotics all the time. Where do i go from here i dont knowThank you"Today i went back just to see what my Options arehe said i need surgery again but doesnt know what it is a cyst againor something lodged in my gumsSince he hasnt x rayed or anything since my surgery this is a guessSo then he told me to go get another opinion which i was going to anywaybut i didnt expect my oral surgeon to tell me to go to another oral surgeonto find out whats wrong. Why is he a surgeon then??I dont get it he operated on me and now dont know?Thanks Jo Ellen
    joellen961 5 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 08:23 PM
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  • see a peridontist and see what he says..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 10:13 PM
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  • see a peridontist and see what he says.. Thank you i will look into going to see one do you think they can help?do you think it is more then one thing or a peridontal problem?I went to the Endodontist so far and my dentist and the surgeonim going to another surgeon as soon as they can give me the apptThanks Jo Ellen
    joellen961 5 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 10:37 PM
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  • A dentigerous cyst is a cyst around the crown of an unerupted tooth. Obviously this cyst has been removed together with the retained tooth. Sometimes it can come back though, but it should not be infected. Something is obviously infecting it, it means that there is a small connection between the cyst and the mouth or an infected root. If is very difficult to tell what is infecting the cyst without seeing the x-ray pictures. You need a thorough radiological examination to check where the infection is coming from. I also think that a second opinion from another oral surgeon could be beneficial, because an oral sugeon is good at everything than can require surgery, ie cysts, periapical root infections, periodontal disease. Good luck!!
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • August 19, 2008
    • 06:47 PM
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  • A dentigerous cyst is a cyst around the crown of an unerupted tooth. Obviously this cyst has been removed together with the retained tooth. Sometimes it can come back though, but it should not be infected. Something is obviously infecting it, it means that there is a small connection between the cyst and the mouth or an infected root. If is very difficult to tell what is infecting the cyst without seeing the x-ray pictures. You need a thorough radiological examination to check where the infection is coming from. I also think that a second opinion from another oral surgeon could be beneficial, because an oral sugeon is good at everything than can require surgery, ie cysts, periapical root infections, periodontal disease. Good luck!! Thank you very much. I really had no idea what that meant. You have been a great help. My surgeon does not want to work on me further.He told me yesterday to get another opinion, which im going to doI am making the appt with another oral surgeon for as soon as they can get me in. The nurse said they will take full pan xrays of my mouthto see where the problem is so maybe finally i can get a diagnosis and get treated for it. With this infection that ive had on and off for a long timemy mouth burns under the roof of my mouth and my upper gumsRight now im still on the clindomyacin antibiotics. The pain is better nowbut i still have the burning feeling in my mouth.Have you ever heard of this before caused by an infection, the burning feeling? in my mouth. Thank you again so much
    joellen961 5 Replies
    • August 19, 2008
    • 06:58 PM
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  • Pain in the mouth is one of the worst pains one can have. Many patients describe the pain as burning especially if it comes from oral mucosa. Please ask your new oral surgeon about this, as I have no expirience of surgical cases. I wish you all the best!!
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • August 19, 2008
    • 07:38 PM
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  • Pain in the mouth is one of the worst pains one can have. Many patients describe the pain as burning especially if it comes from oral mucosa. Please ask your new oral surgeon about this, as I have no expirience of surgical cases. I wish you all the best!!Thank you very much. I do agree pain in the mouth is one of the worstpains one can have. I will ask my new oral surgeon about this.Thanks againJo Ellen
    joellen961 5 Replies
    • August 19, 2008
    • 08:07 PM
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