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undiagnosed gum pain

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  • Posted By: CoughingMan1
  • July 22, 2013
  • 10:00 PM


I am desperate for help. short version of the story: Following extraction of tooth #3 2 years ago I have been in ongoing, often excrutiating pain coming from a particular point in the gum behind tooth #4. Just touching that point ever so slightly will set off pain that cannot be managed even with Vicodin. The teeth in that area have been prepped for a bridge, but I cannot have one cemented in as it exacerbates the pain. I have been to about 30 dental practitioners of one specialty or another, I get no definitive believable diagnosis, only often conflicting opinions and reccommendations. My dentist, who has only recently taken over my case, is stymied. Over 2 years I've had a surgery to remove a retained root fragment, lasar treatment, alcohol injection, ozone injection - -have tried topical anaesthetics , diagnostic lydocaine injections on more than one occasion. 2 periodontists have suggested a free mucosal graft "might offer some relief", a 3rd says absolutely do not do that as it will make it worse. I have had periods of up to a few weeks where the pain is less, then it comes back. I need a significant amount of additional dental work as the rest of my mouth deteriorates, but cannot proceed... sorry for the long post, I would be grateful for any guidance or insight. I am in SE Florida

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