Suffering, Multiple Symptoms. Dental???

Discussion in 'Support' started by Joshua Wark, Apr 18, 2016.

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    1. Joshua Wark
      Hurting

      Joshua Wark Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/15/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dental?
      Two years ago I had horrible tooth pain. I went to a dentist and he said I needed a root canal on my right bottom molar. I did the root canal, pain remained, no change. I went to another dentist. He said I needed my wisdom teeth removed. I removed both on the right side only, pain stopped.

      After that I started getting chest pains, I'm only now realizing that's when it started. I went to multiple cardiologists and doctors. They said it was anxiety.

      Fast forward to 2 months ago. The crown on my root canal cracked and broke. I went back to the dentist who put it on, he replaced it with another.

      Immediately after he replaced it, I felt pain and tightness on the tooth. Like a clamp had been applied to it. My bite felt...off. I told them that but was ignored.

      Fast forward 2 weeks later. Intense pain developed in my tooth along with HORRIBLE ringing in my head. It's like both ears but doesn't feel like it's coming from my ears, like it's just in my head and I'm hearing it with my ears. Also, my face goes numb, espescially my chin and tongue. My hands go numb. My feet go numb. I get shooting sensations like electrical shocks through my body. Horrible shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, chest pain more severe.

      I went back to the dentist. He said he had to file down the crown because my bite was off. He did this and pain remained for about 4 days then improved a lot (only the pain in the tooth itself improved).

      Fast forward to today (6 weeks since intense pain). Pain is still in that tooth, if I bite down on it but not nearly as severe. If I grab the tooth and move it around the ringing in my head goes CRAZY. I'm still having all of these horrible symptoms. I feel like I'm dying. The ringing in my head is so loud and so high pitched it's...I don't even have a word to describe the horror.

      I've been to neurologist, ent, vascular doctor, cardiologist, chiropractor (chiropractor said my back was so messed up he couldn't adjust it), Massage therapist (massage therapist told me he'd never seen muscles so messed up and was scared to even give me a massage), acupuncturist, even was admitted to the hospital where they ran a bunch of tests for two days and could not find anything wrong.

      My dentist claims it's not my tooth but it hurts still???? I don't know what to do has anyone ever heard of this? I'm seriously considering just telling them to pull my tooth and see what happens.
       
    2. zombiechick
      Probing

      zombiechick Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication and hearing loss
      I know you probably don't want to hear this but anxiety can take on real physical symptoms. I have panic disorder. My hands will go numb, my feet will go numb, my chest will hurt, my face will even start to tingle, I'll throw up. Its quite awful. You will feel like you may be dying. As for dental work, I've had my fair share. I had some issues after a root canal. Still have some pain in right side. My bite has been off for over 1 and half. They had to stop using lidocaine because it can cause panic. I'm not sure if you've ever tried to take an anti anxiety medication to see how you react. If all those symptoms go away, it's anxiety. As for back issues, do you take pain killers? My parents have chronic back issues. Spinal issues. Not sure how that goes into the tinnitus. I'm not saying you're imagining this but anxiety can make the ringing a lot worse. And if you're worrying this much, it could be inducing panic attacks, and making anxiety worse.
       
    3. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Are you sure the root canals are clean? I would go and see an expert for root canals and let him check if there is still an inflammation going on in one of the canals. thats what it sounds to me like.
       
    4. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Keep in mind that pulling the tooth is the last resort. If you have it pulled you need a replacement or else your bite will bro misaligned with time because the remaining teeth start shifting. An implant is the best way to go. But that of course is expensive!
       
    5. Joshua Wark
      Hurting

      Joshua Wark Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/15/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dental?
      Could be, have had many doctors tell me it's anxiety. They have put me on on, oh, about 12 different anti anxiety medications, they do nothing at all. They sent me to therapy. Therapist and psychologist are very confused. A lot of things don't make sense (Without going into a long explanation). Short version is I love my life. I can't think of anything causing it.

      I was just looking up TMJ related to dental issues. Looks like it can cause every single symptom I have.
       
    6. Joshua Wark
      Hurting

      Joshua Wark Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/15/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dental?
      I think I am going to try to find a TMJ specialist and see what happens with that but yeah my dentist is not helping.
       
    7. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Before you focus on TMJ I would recommend focusing on the root canal you had, as I said. I have the impression that your dentist didn't do a good job cleaning the root canals before filling the tooth. That's why you need to see a specialist who can check. If there is still an inflamed canal you need to have the crown removed, the tooth opened up again and the canals cleaned again. Only after removing all of the inflammation you can close the tooth and instal a crown. You know after a root canal your tooth should be dead meaning that you are not supposed to feel anything. Especially no pain!!If you still feel pain in the tooth there is either a little piece of root left that your dentist didn't remove or your dentist did a poor job at cleaning the canals.
       
    8. Joshua Wark
      Hurting

      Joshua Wark Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/15/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dental?
      Really? Yeah he didn't clean anything when he put the new crown on at all now that I think about it. The thing is I had the root canal done two years ago and there was no pain until AFTER the crown broke and he put a new one on.
       
    9. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Oh I see! I thought you had the root canal and the installation of the crown at the same time. No if you have a new crown after 2 years the tooth is closed so no need for cleaning. Then it really has to be that new crown. Not the root canal. You have to look out for a new dentist I guess... Someone who is able to instal the crown properly
       
    10. Laurie1961

      Laurie1961 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown--Suspect dental work
      Hi Joshua-- Exactly....my problems started with dental work too--immediate reaction.Horrendous tooth pain that finally subsided. Then went nearly blind and had bizarre problems like waking with my eyes already open and dried out. I ended up with gray corneal rings. Then anxiety and electric like shocks. Foot burning. Then tooth pain--then anxiety.....tinnitus high. Sometimes my tail bone weeps and next day or two tinnitus is less. This has been going on for nearly eight years.
      I'm trying to detox from mercury and am scheduled to have several filled (metal and very old) but otherwise healthy molars out. I guess that there is too much metal to replace. Now that I've started detoxing my tinnitus is less but my foot burns.
       

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