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McKee, I had a root canal on top tooth #3 (I have no wisdom

Hi Dr McKee,I had a root canal on top tooth #3 (I have no wisdom teeth), about 1 1/2 wks ago. Experiencing terrible pain & pressure on same side of face as root canal. I bent over a few times yesterday and appr 15-20 min later, felt excruciating pain in eye, cheek, ear, temple and head. It has been almost 24 hrs and am still feeling dizzy as well as extreme fullness in only that side of face and head. Pain has changed from sharp to a dull ache. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have researched everything I can think of to learn more about what is going on. Again, thank u so much for your time.

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Drew Moore DDS MS

Certificate of Military Education

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I'm offshore on a ship. I can't get to shore until mid

I'm offshore on a ship. I can't get to shore until mid October. I have jade a toothache(broken decayed tooth) for a couple days. The ship's doctor has me on antibiotics and I have been using home remedies i.e. Warm salt water rinse and garlic. The pain has subsided I haven't noticed a abscess drain. And now I have like a heartburn effect. Anything to be concerned or am I just being paranoid.

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

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I had an angular partially erupted wisdom tooth removed wednesday

I had an angular partially erupted wisdom tooth removed wednesday because the molar adjacent is severely decayed. The first few days, all was well. The suture fell out on the second post-op day. There is now a small, firm white growth in the hole above the decayed tooth, and the pain is worsening. I dont know if my dentist left the gum above the decayed tooth open because of the severity of the cavity, but the extraction site is fine. Blood clot is intact. Could this just be scar tissue from procedure? Upper left position makes it difficult to see.

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My 14-year-old nephew went to the dentist and they "saw something

My 14-year-old nephew went to the dentist and they "saw something suspicious" on his x-ray. They have referred him to an oral surgeon. WHAT could they have seen that they would use the word suspicious? His mom said they circled something on the xray, looked like it was on the bottom. She got no more information as the kids were right there with her.

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Stewart Shernan

Doctorate of Dental Medicine

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I had a crown in back of mouth years. It cracked months

I had a crown in back of mouth for many years. It cracked months ago. No pain. I just left it as is for many months. Again, no pain. Dentist finally talked me into getting it fixed. He set it up for temporary crown, did a lot of drilling and filing of some sort. I had headaches and "toothache" daily. Not horrible pain, just comes and goes like a dull ache. Usually when it hurts my headache will follow. Will only respond to ibuproven, so I have to take 8 or so throughout the day. SO, finally the permanent crown arrived yesterday. HURT in a major way when it was put in place...immediate headache as result. So now.....next day...still have the same off and on headache and toothache. TOOTH DOES NOT HURT to eat on it.....just sensitive to cold and if I have my mouth open seems like air bothers it. Obviously I can't continue long like this. Do you think this pain will go away? Did he drill/ file too deeply and upset the nerve/pulp?

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Stewart Shernan

Doctorate of Dental Medicine

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I have a bump on my side of my tongue and it is causing me a

I have a white bump on my side of my tongue and it is causing me a lot of anxety. Its been there for a month be seems to some what go away at times then come back and is smaller now. It does not hurt it is not an ulcer but a small but where folate papillae (?) are. I saw an oral surgeon 2 weeks ago due to broken teeth in the back and he did not mention it. I was to anxious and it slipped my mind to ask. I am a few teeth removed surgically in 2 weeks. I am worrying my self to death, I have health anxiety to begin with and this is putting me over the edge. I am 32 female never smoked or drank. I have 3 small kids which makes me,worry even more that what if I have cancer. Some advice please :( im making myself sick over this...

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

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How can I decide between root canal and extraction. I was

how can I decide between root canal and extraction. I was told that wisdom tooth#17 has substantial decay and I should not wait too long. The tooth is functional and I am not in pain now

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

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I've just had a crown fall off today. I had great dental

Hi, I've just had a crown fall off today. I had great dental health most of my life, until 15 yrs ago, during pregnancy, had TWO root canals, this is one. Over the yrs, I admittedly have not been as good about dentist visits. Last cleaning was over 1yr ago. Had xrays, etc. Was told my only problem was moderate gingival recession. Told MAY need peridontist At SOME point. Since then I've been dx with chronic Lyme Dz. Been on Rifam pin and zithromycin x 6months. I've had weird awful metallic odor almost daily for months, told it was an SE of rifampin? After crown fell off, dentist cannot see me for 2 days, told to use fixadent to hold crown temp. When I applied, I had to re"fit" crown, so took back off. .. here's question:My remaining tooth literally crumbled like rotton cement, and the odor I've been smelling disappeared. Now I TASTE that odorThink my tooth is gone!!?I did all I could to put back over the void in my mouth, and was so disgusted with myself, put crown in backwards.

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

4,026 satisfied customers
. I got a crown reason on tooth #14(I think)

. I got a crown reason on tooth #14(I think) at age 16. At age 34 the crown fell off. Underneath crown is this metal looking large filling. I have zero pain all seems well. I'd just like to know what's in my mouth. Is it Mercury? I do have health issues and I'm wondering if it's Mercury I might consider replacing. I don't think its a root canal just a crown tooth. What if I get it pulled-what problems with that besides losing a tooth? Or can the metal looking material be replaced? What do u think the material is? Finally, I've heard reports of people healing cavities thru nutrition (fernented foods vitamin K etc) any support ?Please look at my video to see tooth.http://youtu.be/3oep5jh2Zrc

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Dr Matthew Kremser

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