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Tooth pain I never imagined would cause such problems

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posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 09:06 AM
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I had a root canal back in April 2020, mid Covid. Fun times... well after I had that the tooth next to where I had the root canal started to bother me on and off. I kept going to the dentist and they would tell me that it's fine, no infection and it's not my tooth.

So for 14 MISERABLE months I went to the doctor for my ear, neck pain and arm pain where I couldn't move my arm above my head. I had this dull pain behind my ear and under my jaw line. I would push on that nerve in my jaw and it would relieve ALL the pain I had on that side. I would go home from work and lay down on my right side to relive the pain. It was terrible. I was getting acupuncture and I was on steroids three times because I kept getting told it was something else. The last diagnosis before the final one I was told it was stress and I had bad knots from it. I thought ok that makes sense I had been stressed for the last year but I was doing better so in some ways it made no sense. The pain in my ear and how it made me unable to function was insane! I finally found another dentist and saw him for a third opinion and damned if he didn't tell me instantly what was going on. Now I went to school with this guy and I picked him because I knew him then and he was always nice and I KNEW he would be a doctor of some kind and boy if he didn't diagnose my issue the moment he saw my X Rays, ones 2 other dentists had seen! It was the nerve in my back bottom molar and it was affecting the nerve under my jaw which was then in turn causing issues in the nerves connected down into my arm and neck. So I made an appointment to have it removed as I was not going through a root canal again and being self pay well it's damn expensive. So last week I had that sucker removed and the moment it came out I felt INSTANT relief. I actually cried. I have had no issues since and it is so weird. I was so use to that pain for over a year!

I dont think people in my life knew how bad I felt. I can put up a good front I am ok and I can deal with a lot of pain but I was at my wits end! I couldn't do anything on weekends as all I wanted to do was lay down but NOW i have none of those issues and I am still in awe that is was my tooth!

SO has anyone else had any crazy stories of a damn tooth causing issues like this? The dentist I went to that removed it said it happens more than people think.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 09:09 AM
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Happy you finally found relief. Before modern dentistry people used to commit suicide in order to find relief from severe tooth pains.

a reply to: mblahnikluver



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: Athetos
Happy you finally found relief. Before modern dentistry people used to commit suicide in order to find relief from severe tooth pains.

a reply to: mblahnikluver



You know i can totally understand why. I was so miserable and not having insurance it was getting so expensive to self pay for each visit to find out what was wrong.

I have been so happy all week. I wake up and I await the pain I use to have and it is just gone!



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 09:27 AM
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Tooth pain is absolutely miserable, absolute torture! I can't imagine enduring that for so long.
Glad you finally got some relief.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 09:38 AM
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Dude all I can say is thankfully you got it resolved, although it took 14 months. I can only imagine there are other people like you in this same situation that will never get it fixed for those same reasons. I've had a root canal done and I can agree that the pain from that tooth was so god damn bad.

Glad to hear you are back to normal.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Just shows the human bodies failures in evolution doesn't it.

We like sharks should just keep growing teeth as there removed.

Root canals are a roart and rarely resolve the issue in totality.

Dentists are the most overpaid barbarians in existence, I mean other than anaesthetic there general duties have barely changed since inception......frikin cavemen they are.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 10:03 AM
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Classic Covid 19

/sarc



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

I can't have children due to my gender, however I've been told by those that can and have that tooth pain is worse. Not sure how close to reality that is. I do know that the only thing aside from getting the tooth taken care of that seems to work is vodka, which really isn't a solution to the problem but will certainly relieve the pain. I imagine the same is true for other alcoholic beverages but that's my personal preference. Tooth pain is absolutely horrible and I wouldn't wish it on really anyone.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver


1: GO TO THE DOCTOR AND HAVE YEAR HEART CHECKED

2: Aftrr that, check to see if you have a slight hiatal hernia of your esophagus

3: next, do you still have you Gallbladder?

Above and especially number 1, I've had all three and jaw, throat, TOOTHACHE...... please seek a doctor to check your heart first.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 10:18 AM
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Glad you got some relief - chronic pain can destroy a life. Your story made me think of this song:




posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Oh yea i know that pain well. I had a route canal back in 2001, cracked my molar opening a beer bottle with my teeth (yes i know).

Constant infections and pain in my jaw, the crown eventually came loose and had it removed i think 2012, the one and only tooth i've lost but in the end it had to go. The removal was a right old fun day at the dentist as well, i have hooked roots so took about an hour of yanking, cracking and pain. What a relief tho once it was gone.
edit on 6/10/21 by Grenade because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver


“ SO has anyone else had any crazy stories of a damn tooth causing issues like this?”

14 months, WOW!

I can relate in one way, there are no dentists far offshore.

Please, please don’t consider my following words to be any type of medical advise but rather let it be a story of someone desperate to relieve savage tooth pain!

Not too long after I started working on Offshore Fishing Boats I started with tooth pain in a lower jaw molar and it quickly became unbearable, my gum and cheek swelled so much it felt like my face was going to burst.
Real tooth pain is one of the worst of pains….WOW!
I could not sleep or eat and concentrating on work was at times near impossible.
Not being able to concentrate on the deck of a fishing boat is dangerous beyond words.
I had tried everything, hot compressors, the works, nothing helped.
One off-watch the pain drove me out my rack and I got an idea, I grabbed a safety pin out of my Seabag and went to the head. After cleaning and heating the pin to sanitize it I looked in the mirror and spread my mouth wide, the gum was so swollen it was turning purple.
I took the pin and laid it right along the infected tooth and slowly drove it down, pushing further and further and suddenly it broke the pocket of infection.
What burst forth was like a mini eruption, my mouth filled with the nastiest stuff I’d ever seen.
BUT, the pain immediately went away, immediately!
For the next few days I needed to do this multiple times and every time the abscess drained and the pain went away.
When we finally got back in after what seemed a thousand years I had the tooth pulled.
Over the years I’ve done this a few times and have seen other guys do it more times than I can remember.

Anyway, that’s my story, I’m glad your ordeal with tooth pain is over!
Tooth Pain…………SUX!!!

Cheers……………😎


PS:
Don’t want to slide this OP so please don’t respond to this PS!
Tooth infections, cysts, boils, cuts that need stitching etc. are near daily things with life at Sea.
The things I’ve had to do to myself or others to help them would be considered nuts on the beach,
You haven't lived until you’ve given yourself a dozen or more stitches over a cut with bone showing using nothing but a sewing needle and thread with nothing to numb the area……….PHEW!
There’s a book in there somewhere……😆

If I went too far please feel free to remove this reply.
I really don’t want to slide anyones OP!!!

Thanks……


edit on 08-19-2021 by PiratesCut because: PS………🤪



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 11:53 AM
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Very happy for you. Tooth pain can drive you crazy. It hurts so bad.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: PiratesCut
a reply to: mblahnikluver


“ SO has anyone else had any crazy stories of a damn tooth causing issues like this?”

14 months, WOW!

I can relate in one way, there are no dentists far offshore.

Please, please don’t consider my following words to be any type of medical advise but rather let it be a story of someone desperate to relieve savage tooth pain!

Not too long after I started working on Offshore Fishing Boats I started with tooth pain in a lower jaw molar and it quickly became unbearable, my gum and cheek swelled so much it felt like my face was going to burst.
Real tooth pain is one of the worst of pains….WOW!
I could not sleep or eat and concentrating on work was at times near impossible.
Not being able to concentrate on the deck of a fishing boat is dangerous beyond words.
I had tried everything, hot compressors, the works, nothing helped.
One off-watch the pain drove me out my rack and I got an idea, I grabbed a safety pin out of my Seabag and went to the head. After cleaning and heating the pin to sanitize it I looked in the mirror and spread my mouth wide, the gum was so swollen it was turning purple.
I took the pin and laid it right along the infected tooth and slowly drove it down, pushing further and further and suddenly it broke the pocket of infection.
What burst forth was like a mini eruption, my mouth filled with the nastiest stuff I’d ever seen.
BUT, the pain immediately went away, immediately!
For the next few days I needed to do this multiple times and every time the abscess drained and the pain went away.
When we finally got back in after what seemed a thousand years I had the tooth pulled.
Over the years I’ve done this a few times and have seen other guys do it more times than I can remember.

Anyway, that’s my story, I’m glad your ordeal with tooth pain is over!
Tooth Pain…………SUX!!!

Cheers……………😎


PS:
Don’t want to slide this OP so please don’t respond to this PS!
Tooth infections, cysts, boils, cuts that need stitching etc. are near daily things with life at Sea.
The things I’ve had to do to myself or others to help them would be considered nuts on the beach,
You haven't lived until you’ve given yourself a dozen or more stitches over a cut with bone showing using nothing but a sewing needle and thread with nothing to numb the area……….PHEW!
There’s a book in there somewhere……😆

If I went too far please feel free to remove this reply.
I really don’t want to slide anyones OP!!!

Thanks……



I was in a similar situation. Couldnt get to the dentist until Monday, but by Sunday I could not take it anymore. I went a different route though; through the cheek with an Exacto knife.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: Firewater

you would make out just fine on a commercial fishing boat!
tooth pain is one of the worst!
I say whatever works……



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

I have loads of teeth problems that I won't go into now. However, about twenty years ago I read a magazine article about a guy in the UK who had a bad knee. He could hardly walk and saw many specialists who put him through the full works of tests. They couldn't find anything physically wrong with it, nor did he have other illnesses that could cause the pain he felt.

One day, he had a dental emergency and had his wisdom tooth extracted. Immediately, his knee problems disappeared and was able to hop, skip and jump out of the dentist's studio without the walking stick he had been using for over a year.

Our neural network is a complicated beast that science still doesn't fully understand. Maybe the Chinese are more knowledgeable and acupuncture is their medicine of choice.




posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 01:01 PM
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originally posted by: Athetos
Happy you finally found relief. Before modern dentistry people used to commit suicide in order to find relief from severe tooth pains.

a reply to: mblahnikluver



Nowadays they commit suicide because the cost of the dental care costs so much they are broke or they still have the pain because they can't afford to pay to have it fixed.


I had a root canal and cap done many years ago and the pain actually got worse in my jaw till I had it pulled out. I should have had it pulled right away, but my wife talked me out of it.

With my acquired epilepsy twenty years ago, I got thirteen teeth that needed to be capped or pinned because they were breaking because the reaction to the meds caused them to push up and break....in one six month period. I had them all pulled instead saving the car insurance company a pile of money because their failure was caused indirectly by the auto accident...like seven grand cheaper to pull them and get dentures. My teeth were good before the accident, some fillings but I had dental care every six months. The six months before that I had two broken teeth and they were starting to get uneven the dentist said. Why fix them when they keep on breaking. Guess what....The false teeth sucked, so I only wore them for a couple of weeks, I couldn't even eat a sandwich with them. So for sixteen years I have had no teeth, and I really do not need them, we do have knives to cut food with and I can easily chomp down on a burger or almost anything. Actually I look more civilized eating with a knife and fork than tearing into the steaks and ripping them apart with my teeth.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 01:36 PM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger
Classic Covid 19

/sarc


HAHAHA yes it was definitely covid..



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: PiratesCut

Oh wow sounds like you had an abscess tooth! Those are terribly painful. I bet you were desperate to relived the pain esp since you did it yourself.

Oh I was so miserable. I was at my wits end and honestly didn't know what to do next but thank god I got it figured out.



posted on Oct, 6 2021 @ 02:04 PM
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I had this sudden severe pain in the gums about 3 years ago. It came on suddenly from nowhere and it was excruciating.

I found out by accident that rinsing out with cold water gave me instant but temporary relief. So I sat in a chair all day, every day, nursing a cup of cold water, refilling it now and then. I could do nothing. I could think of nothing but the pain.

I saw the doc who prescribed strong co-codamol, despite my telling him I had tried that and it had zero effect.

I suffered for about a week then the pain vanished as instantly and mysteriously as it had started. I saw my dentist who thought it could be neuropathic pain, possibly Trigeminal Neuralgia.

If it happens again, he's going to prescribe amitriptyline or carbamazepine. Fortunately, it hasn't come back.




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