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Old 05-17-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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UNcomfortable Bridge and Pain--anyone??

After still a year of dental pain--crowns, root canals, apicos, extraction--I am still having throbbing pain in that quadrant.!!! I have had a temporary bridge now for 3 months and still have aching and throbbing--the endo, perio, dentists don't know why--I then went to see a prosthodontist (bridge specialist) who started all over again with impressions, etc..... and I have been waiting for almost a month for the "new' bridge--and then it seems I must wait for an appt.after the bridge comes in!!!--aren't there docs who see patients who call and say they're in pain and see you immediately???--not a week or so later????--I really feel abandoned......

So I will go tomorrow finally to have him take a look to see if he can find what's killing me (no new bridge yet!!!)-----I don't know if this pain will ever go away....Anyone ever have this extraction and bridge problems???

 
Old 05-18-2007, 07:09 AM   #2
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Re: UNcomfortable Bridge and Pain--anyone??

Maybe one of the root canals was not successful? Just a thought.

Also.....how big is the bridge (how many teeth) perhaps they didn't fit it right or maybe it isn't matching your "bite" with your upper quad.

 
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:15 AM   #3
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Re: UNcomfortable Bridge and Pain--anyone??

Unfortunately, this trouble all started with a root canal and another root canal and then apicos on those 2 teeth---and still throbbing pain....

the prosthodontist refitted the bridge and believes the "bite" has alot to do with pain...all the docs are looking for the perfect bite now (I had the same bite for 50 years without any problems~~~) But I have mysterious inflammation and a bite that changes all the time..?????? So this is a temporary before another temporary before the permanent...and on it goes--I just want the pulling throbbing pain to go away...
Does anyone use a mouth rinse that helps???

Thanks

 
Old 05-21-2007, 01:31 PM   #4
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Re: UNcomfortable Bridge and Pain--anyone??

Hi Mountain Peony!
Oh My gosh, so we are still in the same boat. I was hoping I would hear some good news from your end but maybe once this new bridge is on.....? Remember I was on antibiotics for my sinus infection? Well they were fabulous for one week or so and then the pain came roaring back in the gums, but my sinus pain is pretty fine!
I was then sent to the endodontist who was busy doing surgery in another room although I had an appt. and he left me cooling my heels for a good long time, popped in, went out, came back, went out, came back, ARGHHH. He couldn't even listen to me that I had X-rays from February of my root canals under my new bridge, I had to GET OUT OF THE CHAIR as he was busy "wrapping up", insisiting that yes, there really were my x-rays in the envelope besides the big wrap arounds. GEESUS! And I paid $100 bucks for this? He said it looks like there is a slight "shadow" but nothing terribly conclusive from my x-rays in October, February, April, or May. No mention or explanation of why, how I could be having this pain. He wants me to wait for three months until I get something more conclusive ( extreme bone loss? Huge pus balls welling up? )before he slices my gums up. He says I might have to get all new root canals ( bye bye custom pins! ) replace the bridge, besides the apicos.
I too have throbbing and sensitivity in the teeth and gums above the two teeth of the bridge. Everyone keeps jabbing their fingers hard there saying "does this hurt?" and it doesn't like that. You don't need to poke the area to make it hurt, it hurts rubbing the finger lightly over it or without anything. I am going back to the endos but am asking for the guy who was in the room next door who spent the WHOLE hour with his client, who ended up also not needing an apico, but was explaing to her about tmj massage points she could do, trying things out on her, and listening to her symptoms and concerns. Sigh...
I am so desperate I am starting a weeklong cleansing diet of raw foods for the first three days, then will start bentonite clay and psyllium husk drink along with herbs for cleansing blood, liver, colon, raw fresh vegetable juices, etc., in an attempt to make some kind of change. Today I also went spelunking in my mouth and the muscles of the jaw , the web between upper and lower ridge, are extremely tight and painful on my left side. My inner cheek tissue is being caught between my mback upper and lower molars on that side making a scar and this only started after the bridge work and fillings. Also, my left ear still feels full and funny as does my left sinus/nostril right above the painful gums. I just massaged the heck out of it, drooled all over my sleeve and the floor, and feel I might be on to something as I could SWEAR the gum tissue on that root doesn't feel as painful now. Also, I notice that if I smile or laugh alot or chew really hard on something the pain seems to be worse. Also, if I take a drink of something alcoholic or something with honey in it. And it seems that the way the lips and cheeks attach to the upper jaw are right at those points where I have the trouble teeth, left canine, front tooth left side. Could it be muscular problems? Does anyone know??? Is it possible for root canals to remain sensitive and bitchy for a good 6 months with pain up in the gums but not really be infected? Or just "thinking" about whether or not they want to go that route but haven't decided yet??? I have run out of theories!!!! Good luck Mt. Peony!!! Keep in touch!

 
Old 05-26-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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Re: UNcomfortable Bridge and Pain--anyone??

Hi-Wow!!what a nighmare!--but it is a bit comforting that others are having the same issues--what does this say about the dentistry science????
One endo did tell me that it may take 6 months for a tooth to quiet down--IF that's the problem.
Of course, my has been a year after root canals and apicos, and 6 months after an extraction. Did you have an extraction?--Sad thing is ---I still have the same throbbing and pulling pain under the now large bridge.
This prosthodontist is trying to adjust the "bite" with the height of the bridge--but frankly, I don't think this is the problem or solution.
Mine throbs and pulls and aches when I am standing or sittin up--it's much better when I lie down---so WHAT DOES THAT MEAN??????????????
anyone ever has this??? (my sinuses have be ex-rayed)
I am losing all hope--esp when the doc says "what a mystery"
This is not just an annoying pain--it is dibilitating. and life changing.
Any thoughts????

 
Old 05-26-2007, 07:45 PM   #6
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Re: UNcomfortable Bridge and Pain--anyone??

Don't mean to butt in, but as someone who has suffered with tmj for 3 yrs now - to both of you - your stories sound like mine during a 4 yr period just before my tmj went ful blown and I developed myofacial spasms. You may want to search for a neuromuscular or tmj dentist who will remove the bridges - especially if they are perms that have metal underlays and either go to a temp bridge made of lighter composite or get fitted with a splint until the muscles and teeth settle down. Waiting for things to settle down while still keeping the bridges that could be causing the problem in the first place is like playing with fire - I know b/c I did it myself. My problems started with 2 anterior replacement bridges - before that I had no problems other than that I chipped my 7 yr old bridge leaving a big hole near the gum line in the front. The replacements never felt the same, they were way too big and heavy ( you could actually feel and see the diff in both weight and size when both the new and old bridges were put next to each other) for my mouth and shortly thereafter the pain started - the dentist insisted it would go away, I would eventually get used to it, then started to say I needed gum surgery, rc's, etc. In actuality I was over stretching and straining my muscles but the oaf had too much of an ego to admit his bridges were not right for my mouth. I don't mean to lecture but I know what happened to me and am just afraid either one of you will go through what I went through - once myofacial spasms start they are difficult to stop and/or treat. So do what you can now before things really take a turn for the surreal.

 
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Re: UNcomfortable Bridge and Pain--anyone??

All I can think of is the old MONTY PYTHON axiom: RUN AWAY.

I just read a post from a woman who had 7 root canals done and later all 7 apicos and then eventually 6 of the teeth pulled. Imagine the MONEY!
My God what horrors on this treadmill of incompetent "dentists."

Methinks that there needs to be some better superivison of these "doctors" who are in essence performing surgery without anything but skills required for grinding and laying an amalgam, if that.

And there really should be a LAW against any medical professional who is working with 2, 3, or 4 people in different chairs just to amass the big bucks. Somehow dentist and their SELF MONITORING seem to get under the radar required of other medical professions...maybe this is a very bad idea?

 
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Re: UNcomfortable Bridge and Pain--anyone??

I couldn't agree more.

 
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