I had my first crown put on a tooth with a huge filling in it about 2 months ago, when the dentist numbed the area to do the drilling, if felt some tingling in the chin area. I thought nothing of it at the time, but now, 2 months later there is still some partial numbness/pins and needle feelings. He says that it can happen in 1 in 300 cases, there is also some soreness down the left side of my throat at times. I have heard of people having this partial paresthesia, was wondering if anyone else has had it. How long it lasted for you. Were any meds prescribed that helped. Did trigeminal neuraligia get mentioned, does anyone have experience with that?
Morning patti. I researched what you are talking about, only because its all very new to me. Does not sound at all as something to want to have happen to you. I've had crown work done, but not experienced anything such as you're going through. Allmost seems as if your dental work should have been done without a fee. Hope that it lessens and you feel more comfortable. best wishes and have a good one.
Hey Patti! Thank you for your kind words. You have been more of a support to me than you can imagine! I was well aware of the terrible dangers of Sub WD's but was even more fearful of the views of being a "drug seeker" in any inpatient program while I waited for my doc! Difficult descision to struggle on my own, but worth my pride in Sobriety! I earned EVERY day of my 5 years and 7 days now! Thanks again for all the info! NOW... As for YOUR question...
I CAN offer you a glimpse of my own familiarity with this prob! "Trigeminal Neuralgia" is also known as the "Suicide Disease!" Purely out of the deep desire to aleviate from the horendous pain! Being an Addict, and you may be aware, any narcs, can and will destroy the teeth! I did suffer from a MILD form of this in the very beginings of losing MANY teeth to the Fentanyl that nearly killed me! "The Facial Pain Association" as it has become known, is a great forum for you to try to discuss this devastating condition! It helped me! Also, try logging onto the "MayoClinic.com" and search either "The Facial Pain Association" or "Trigeminal Neuralgia." You will be amazed at what gains, the pro's and con's of any other needed meds to control the pain really made in the past few years! Although the pain is Neurological and you know Nerves grow back ever slow slowly, if at all, hence my RSD, you might want to research this site... as this is a long term illness. For me it was kind of caught in time, but I STILL deal with fascial numbness and pain down into my neck from the teeth region. Even though the teeth are gone! No diff than "Phantom Limb Pain." Not pretty, but try the site. The Mayo is one of the BEST! Actually, I had my R knee replaced out there in MN back in 91'... Can't hurt to look as much as the pain itself, huh? Stay strong! ... BTW, yeah, my body got pretty abused both iside and out! But I'M SOBER... And the Suboxone helps with ALL my pain! ... Jay...
This may seem strange, but have your ears checked. My father had a similar sensation in his jaw and down his throat that was actually triggering a gag reflex. His Dr. pulled a piece of juniper twig out of his ear that was resting on the eardrum causing this strange sensation... Now this is prolly not what is wrong with you but, if you have exhausted all other possibilities it worth a look see. Plus Patti i can tell you are such a caring person i feel like i have to share any info i may have on any question you may have. Thanks for your support...
Oh my gosh! I'm surprised I haven't had that, but then the numbing shots don't help me much anyway. Have had 4 crowns & 1 root canal & felt every bit of it.! My dentist keeps giving more numbing shots & it feels numb on my lip or cheek or whereever, but when whe drills I about come out of the chair! I think it's the fibomyalgia. Sorry your having such a time. Hope it quits for you soon...
I hope you're doing better. I don't know anything about your dental situation but there is a site for Dental Phobia and Dental Anxiety. I joined it recently to ask questions on their dental forum. The responses come from people on the community site and from dentist themselves. If you're interested the address is: dentalfearcentral.org. I need some dental work myself.
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