Just an update, I am still going through this nightmare. I am actually trying to decifer whether I have a tooth problem or a nerve problem. I was just put on strong antibiotics for a week to see if that makes a difference. I had a jaw CT done and a small area that looked abnormal was seen on one root. Unfortunately I was told this could be caused by a start of an infection, a crack, or just the delayed healing of the bone that still has not filled in since my root canal this summer. It is horrible not to know what to do. I hate antibiotcs since they always effect my digestive system. The stress of this has really taken a mental tole on me. After having a painful root canal this summer I had the crowns replaced on my root canal and on a dental implant behind it since one crown was chipped and the other not hitting the above tooth. I regret the decision so much since I have had constant pain since. The root canal tooth hurt again terribly with the new crown and I had to have the implant crown and abutment removed because of the pain/pressure feeling in the whole area. I have had dental work previously and never this type of pain. I even consulted a neurologist who said the trigeminal nerve may be upset. Even my tongue has pain now. I have never been so scared and frusterated. If I have a nerve problem I don't want to do more dental work to upset things more, but if I have a crack or abscess I don't want to live in pain and agravate the nerves more. I feel very trapped right now and scared of everything. Dental pain is worse then any other type of pain I have experienced and I have had kids, surgeries, . . .
I will update in the future. Has anyone else ever faced a situation like this where you were not sure whether you had a dental problem, a nerve problem, or both???
I feel like my whole life has been disrupted by the pain and anxiety.