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This horrible ordeal started in Jan 07' from a simple fillings replacement between two teeth. I started having gum pain behind on of the teeth 2 weeks after dental work. I went back to the dentist and she advised me that I needed a root canal on one of the teeth. I spoke to a friend who's a dentist and he said I had gum inflamation and put me on a oral rinse. Things did not get better, he took a x-ray and discovered that the other dentist had overfilled the filling and it was pressing on a nerve. He said I needed a root canal on the tooth next to the one that the other dentist had wanted to do. I had the root canal done in Feb 07' and contined having gum soreness and pain behind the tooth that the other dentist wanted to root canal. I was sent to a Endo dentist in Mar 07' and had a apico procedure which failed. He redid it in Jun and it failed again. Finally, in August I had the tooth pulled and continued to have pain,burning and throbbing. In Oct 07' I was sent to a Oral surgeon and he opened up the whole site and cleaned everything up. I still was in pain so he put me on Nuerotin for nerve damage and yeah things were much improved. In Dec07' I went back to the dentist to have final measurements done for the permanent bridge and the pain started in again. Went back 3 weeks later for the final bridge and I complained about the pain. Once he took the temp off he discovered cement under the bridge and that's why I was in such horrible pain. Here it is now months later and I'm still suffering. Oh, I did go to two periodonist to get opinions from them and they both gave me different answers. One said I needed crown lengthing on the back of one of the teeth that was part of the bridge(same tooth that's given me trouble since day one) and the other perio said I needed surgery on the gum in front of the tooth???? Where do I go from here I'm so discouraged and I don't know what to do. Anybody out there have any answers or advise???
Hi Gwen..you've had alot happen in a year or so! I'm trying to understand...which tooth eventually got pulled? Was it the one that the first dentist wanted to do a root canal in?

What did the second dentist do about the overfilling that he said was pressing on your nerve? Did you go back to the first dentist to discuss the overfilling with her?

Is the pain that you're experiencing now the same as in Jan 07? Has anything changed?
The tooth that I had the root canal on was the one next(eyetooth) to the one the 1st dentist wanted to root canal. The pain is actually worse than 07' due to all the surgeries that I have had. I'm now wondering if the 1st dentist was correct?

Have you heard of a cone beam Ct scan? I'm wondering if that would pinpoint what's going on. I know that I have some nerve damage but the constant pain in the gum tissue around the one tooth is getting to me. Especially since the permanent bridge has been put in place. Could it be pressing into the gum tissue causing all this pain?
[QUOTE=gwen02;3535651]This horrible ordeal started in Jan 07' from a simple fillings replacement between two teeth. I started having gum pain behind on of the teeth 2 weeks after dental work.

I went back to the dentist and she advised me that I needed a root canal on one of the teeth.

I spoke to a friend who's a dentist and he said I had gum inflamation and put me on a oral rinse. Things did not get better, he took a x-ray and discovered that the other dentist had overfilled the filling and it was pressing on a nerve.

He said I needed a root canal on the tooth next to the one that the other dentist had wanted to do. I had the root canal done in Feb 07' and contined having gum soreness and pain behind the tooth that the other dentist wanted to root canal.[/QUOTE]

I agree with boc...it seems like you're getting furthur away from finding the original cause of the pain.

I hope you don't mind if I split your post into sections so it's easier to read. Am I right that the first thing you had done was a filling replacement between these two teeth? Do you know what the reason was for having that done?

Then, two weeks after that, you started to have gum pain behind one of those teeth. Do you know what product was used in the filling?

If the second dentist thought it was 'gum inflammation' that was causing the problem, did he prescribe any anti-inflammatory medications for you? I'm not sure I understand how an oral rinse would help with gum inflammation. Did he explain the reason to you?

Have you got xrays that show the overfilling between the two teeth that occured during the first procedure? gosh, no wonder you're confused and discouraged! None of this seems to make sense and, if I'm understanding correctly, you're still in pain in the same original area!
In answer to your question regarding the filling between the two teeth, part of the filling came out so it had to be filled. I did go back after 2 weeks because it was bothering me. The dentist told me that I needed a root canal. She did not do a x-ray to verify thats what was needed.

I than went to a friend dentist who noted that the gum tissue was inflamed on the backside of the two teeth. He gave me a prescription for Perio Rx. After two weeks rinsing 3x daily there was no change so back to the dentist I went and that's when he took a x-ray and discovered that the other dentist had overfilled and I needed a root canal. However, he did not do the root canal on the same tooth that the other dentist had indicated but the one (eyetooth) next to it.

The rest is history, I did have some relieve on Nuerotin for the nerve damage caused by all the surgeries. Since the permanent bridge has been in place since Dec 07' I'm back to the orginal gum throbbing behind one of the teeth.

I'm wondering if it's not fitting properly? It seems that the one tooth is under the gum line but maybe that's just swelling. Like I said before two periodontist that I saw had different remedies to this problem both of which involved more surgery.

Have you heard of a Cone Beam CT?? I'm wondering if this scan can detect what's going on? I'm already maxed out this year on my insurance and last year I was out of pocket over $4,000.00.

Oh, I forgot to mention I still cannot eat on the side with the bridge, it hurts to bite down. Not like a zigging pain more like a deep ache. My dentist says the bite looks good but because of all the procedures I've had done it might take more time!!:confused:
[QUOTE=charlottefr;3537375]I agree with boc...it seems like you're getting furthur away from finding the original cause of the pain.

I hope you don't mind if I split your post into sections so it's easier to read. Am I right that the first thing you had done was a filling replacement between these two teeth? Do you know what the reason was for having that done?

Then, two weeks after that, you started to have gum pain behind one of those teeth. Do you know what product was used in the filling?

If the second dentist thought it was 'gum inflammation' that was causing the problem, did he prescribe any anti-inflammatory medications for you? I'm not sure I understand how an oral rinse would help with gum inflammation. Did he explain the reason to you?

Have you got xrays that show the overfilling between the two teeth that occured during the first procedure? gosh, no wonder you're confused and discouraged! None of this seems to make sense and, if I'm understanding correctly, you're still in pain in the same original area![/QUOTE]
Please help!
I had gum surgery 5 days ago and I am in severe pain still. Pain that makes me cry even on vicidin. I had grafting on tooth 19,and 20 lower left side and I feel like I got beat up. I called the doctor and he took the stitches out and said that my gums were healing and that I looked good. I can't deal with this pain. He gave me valium so that my muscles would be relaxed. I can't handle much more of this. I have had plastic surgery and did not deal with this kind of pain. How could that be? What do I do? Could something else be wrong when you add gum tissue to this area? Where he took the grafting...that is uncomfortable but nothing like this nagging, killing pain. Anyone know anything? Please help. Thanks





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