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Gianna
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Dec-21-03, 03:34 AM (CST)
 
"Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction"
 
   Hello,
I have read post after post looking for someone who might have the same type of problem that I have, but didn't have any such luck.
Four days ago I had a wisdom tooth extracted which was abcessed. I thought all was fine up until two days ago when I began to notice a minor ache in several of my bottom teeth up front. I tested them out by pushing on them lightly to see if I could figure out what the problem was, but in doing so, it set off a severe ache that now will not subside! Over the last two days the aching has spread to many areas. All of my bottom teeth on the left side of my mouth ache. But the majority of the aching occurs in five or six teeth right in front on the bottom. My bottom lip now aches, tongue aches, chin aches, which at times spreads to my glands under my chin and down my neck. And also up into my left ear causing difficulty. I hear fluttering, crinkle noises upon swallowing, plugging up, and I am sensitive to sound. SO much so, that my eyes clamp shut from the intense sensations. My tongue also has a slight burning sensation along with an odd metallic taste. The tip kind of feels abnormal, almost numb like, but I have feeling in all areas, though could be slightly diminished. Is this a sign of nerve damage? Possibly dysesthesia? I read up on dysesthesia, and read the posts in here, but can't seem to figure out if this is what is going on with me, as I don't exactly fit the normal signs. Any ideas? This ache is driving me crazy because it is so severe! I am scared to death it will not stop and I will be left like this. I read about surgery helping people in some cases, but that it isn't recommended if the damage resulted from an injection. How can you tell if the damage resulted from the injections, or the extraction? And if this is some type of nerve damage, why did it appear two days later? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction Dr. B Dec-21-03 1
     RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction Jennifer Lamb Oct-29-04 4
         RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction Joanne Oct-30-04 6
  RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction krissy Dec-26-03 2
  RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction erin l Dec-29-03 3
     RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction Jennifer Lamb Oct-29-04 5

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Dr. B
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Dec-21-03, 10:16 AM (CST)
 
1. "RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction"
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   Go to see your dentist ASAP and let them know what is going on. There could be any number of problems including an infection. Make sure they take a post-op x-ray.


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Jennifer Lamb
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Oct-29-04, 11:46 PM (CST)
 
4. "RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction"
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   I had two teeth pulled 10 days ago. I felt my best the next day. Now, the tooth I had pulled on the bottom feels fine, but my neck is sore and tender. It feels bruised to the touch...literally. I called my os and the receptionist said to take my prescription strength Midol. That to me is to disguise the problem. It helped, but I'm still sore. Also, now I have a low grade fever. I'm kind of freaking out. How do I know if I need immediate medical care. They said if it wasn't better on Monday they would see me. Should I be concerned? Somebody give me some good advice. I will go to another dr if needed. I'm supposed to be on my way to implants with this dr.
Thank you.


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Joanne
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Oct-30-04, 10:02 AM (CST)
 
6. "RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction"
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   Hi there,
It sounds like you could have an infection.See them on Monday. If it gets worse, go to the ER, or page the OS.

If the OS doesn't help you, get another opinion asap. Whatever is going on, the implants will have to wait.

Keep rinsing your mouth, do warm moist compresses, and avoid straining your mouth or eating sugary things.

Good luck and kept us posted.

Joanne


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krissy
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Dec-26-03, 10:56 PM (CST)
 
2. "RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction"
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   If you have swelling or fever or your glands are swollen it might be an infection. No matter what see a dentist.


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erin l
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Dec-29-03, 07:16 PM (CST)
 
3. "RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction"
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   Gianna, i have similar symptoms after tooth extractions and lingual nerve damage. i too can't get diagnosed as i don't fit the normal symptoms. i have face aching, mainly in my jaw, it goes up to my eye and sometimes sharply into my back teeth. i have also noticed that lately my ear is extremely sensitive to sound. my tongue is still chapped feeling and numb. i don't know how the nerve was injured in my sitch because i was asleep and the os says he doesn't know. i had both local and general anesthesia. so far you are the only other person i've read with these symptoms. i was diagnosed with trigeminal nerve injury, however they can't seem to connect the face pain to the surgery, and i can't seem to find a diagnosis for the face pain. it is a very tight, pulling feeling. sometimes it builds to severe crushing pain like i've been hit in the face. they don't seem to know if it's nerve related, myofascial, muscular, tmj, or ear related (which i have to see a specialist to rule out). dysesthesia can be an intense burning pain, or chapped raw feeling. the loss of sensation is definitely an indication of nerve injury as is the metallic/hairspray taste. the good news is it will probably heal as you did not fully lose sensation. i would see a doctor regarding possible infection. most likely they will not recommend surgery in your sitch because it is risky, you can lose all feeling, but definitely go see a specialist, there are drugs they can give you for intolerable pain (neurontin). i would start by seeing a neurologist (or look for a facial pain clinic in your area (some hospitals have specialized clinics that have a neuro, oral surgeon and other doctors on staff). what did the dentist or os say? if you haven't asked i would inform them you have a loss of sensation (you want all doctors to have a clear picture of this in the beginning stages because it is harder to prove in the later stages and you may encounter doubt when trying to get treatment later on you definitely need the diagnosis!!.) i found my primary care doctor to be the most helpful!! but be firm with your doctors, they will often tell you things when they don't really know, make sure they know you are taking charge of your treatment!! if you feel you need to see a neurologist, make sure they refer you!! also you should be taking 100mg of b6 vitamin as it helps generate nerve growth. don't take more than that though because it can be neurotoxic in higher doses. please keep me updated on your treatment, i know what you're going through , if i can help at all i'll try!! don't lose hope!! - erin l


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Jennifer Lamb
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Oct-29-04, 11:50 PM (CST)
 
5. "RE: Severe Aching After Tooth Extraction"
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   My e-mail address is crazyboater74@aol.com. I'm open to any advice.


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