Thanks everyone for your input--and compassion--
I have a large bridge (whole upper quadrant) that has been continually adjusted and adjusted (it is a temp), so the permanent teeth have not been filed.. But this bridge just pulls and aches and one area tooth seems to jab whenever I move.
I did go to the Tufts Dental School Pain Clinic who made a splint that obviously was not the right approach---gave me headaches and spasms--my doc and osteopath both said it was not good!!--I may try again if they will take another approach.--but supposedly, they are the experts!!
I hope my prosthodontist is not losing patience--do your docs seem to hang in there? We are a VERY frustrating group to bother with for them. I think he doesn't know what to do anymore and doesn't want to waste any more time.--the plan now is he is going to reshape the involved teeth and make a new temp bridge--but that will take another month!--this is very difficult struggling thru each day.
I did suggest crowning the three teeth and leaving the extraction site open, but he didn't like that idea. Actually, I would like an implant, but with unidentified pain, no one thinks I am a good candidate with my history/
And so the pain goes on and on..sometimes, I don't think the docs understand that this is PAIN, not just discomfort,--that it is really paralizing.