Quote from iluvmydog66:Hi Maria -
I am glad I was able to give you a decent explanationa as I don't think it is 'fair' or responsible when people post responses on the internet with virtually nothing to back it up.
I don't know what your financial/insurance situation is - - but if at all possible you might want to get a 2nd opinion from a new dentist and or endodontist. At this point you have been through enough pain - - - you need someone to listen to you and offer some new options to get to the bottom of your problem.
My Endo is very sympathetic and understanding of my fears. And taking a valium and having someone drive me to my Endo appointment helped me immensely!!! Anticipating pain can CAUSE pain no matter how much novacaine they give you. For me this was a saving grace!!!
Hang in there Maria and don't give up until you find someone who listens to your symptoms and does not give up until they get you relief. I will continue to keep you posted on how I am doing since we seem so similiar.
Take care -
HI, thanks for replying. I could get another opinion but I have had my dentist and my oral surgeon say the same thing. The endo I haven't spoken to since march. I have been putting it off. I am trying sleeping with the end of a soft towel on my front teeth to keep the back from clenching and hoping it does the same as the guard. I just have a bad feeling it is a crack. I will have to see what the endo says and if he wants to open it up I suppose it is wise to do that before pulling. I have never had a valium
, can you tell me how it feels, are there any side effects etc? I should ask my dr. for some......I will keep in touch also.......Maria