Hi, I have a problem that keep re-occuring. Basically every few weeks i get pain
in my lower left jaw. The pain gets quite intense and it feels like there is some massive pressure on my jaw from the inside. Various dentist
have looked into this and x'rays show nothing much, sometimes they see an area around the base of the tooth that is blurry white but make nothing of it.
The pain eventually becomes so extreme that I will my finger to gently move the gum, this create an odd feeling, the gum seems to have something below the skin that is either liquid or a crunchy material. Pulling the skin seems to relive the pain/presure for a while.
Again however it soon becomes unbearable pain killers do nothing and i find myself using my finger to pul at the gum which results in a crunching feeling below the gum and then some release from pain. When looking around the tooth and along the gums there are then quite pronounced dips and lines in the gum tissue that seem like areas that i have managed to move some liquid from.
This process does cause some bleeding but the bleeding is small in comparison to what ever is causing the pressure under the gems.
Some dentists believe I have atypical trigeminal Neuralgia others are not so sure. I have had an MRI and 2 nerves are very close together but where not touching at that time.
The pressure under the gum extends all the way to the back of my mouth and i am wondering if my sylvia gland could be effecting my gums in some way?
If anyone has seen anything similar or can give me some advice i would much appreciate it as its getting quite hard to cope with the pain.