After having a left lower wisdom tooth removed, I developed terrible pain in my jaw. I had a complete dental x-rays (including a panogram), a jaw CT scan & MRI. It showed NOTHING, and I was diagnosed by an oral pathologist as having neuralgia. Medications had no effect in controlling the pain (as is sometimes the case with neuralgia). I had several other symptoms that could not be explained by my diagnosis, so I continued to search for answers. Two and a half years later, my dentist noticed that the tooth adjacent to the removed tooth was slightly sensitive to cold. Because she aware of the terrible agony I was going through, she took a chance and drilled into it. It was gutsy on her part because the procedure would have been irreversible resulting in an unneeded root canal had she been wrong. I am so grateful she did! The tooth was neucrotic and very little of the nerve was left alive. So much of the pain was relieved!! However, I am still having problems that I can find no diagnosis for. If you have any interest or advice, please read "Jaw/Neck/Chest pain for over 3 years after dental procedure" in the I Can't Get a Diagnosis thread. Thanks!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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