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My left back molar broke approx 2 years ago (I think its

my left back molar broke approx 2 years ago (I think its tooth number 37, next to wisdom which was removed many years ago). It slightly niggled and chipped further during that time reminded me it needed to be fixed but never posed a problem. I finally went to the dentist sept last year 2016 a x ray was taken, decay was present at roots and I was referred to a specialist endodontistst and root canal was the referral. The Dentist in put a temp filling which feel out soon after. The tooth appeared settled and I had delayed putting an appt with the endodontists. April of this 2017 the tooth started to feel more sensations of extreme nerve pain when pressure put on it and it was getting worse after a few days it settled again. Finally I put an appointment with a specialist endodontist, he took a image of the tooth/area and prognosis was it could not be saved and extraction was the only option. The tooth was ok with the only occasionally reminding of its state by the occasional jolt of pain. Last Saturday I was awaken many times through the night with a dull tooth ache, it progressed over to sunday (i took neuropin and panedol for pain relief) The pain then changed to a throb and was increasing. I had a packet of Keflex with the worry of absesss I started the dose. At 9pm sunday night I had sudden numbness from under my left lip over my Chin. I rang my endodontist Monday morning and he organised to have the tooth removed on Monday at 1pm that day by a oral surgeon. On Tuesday numbness was still there but a little tingle was felt momentarily. Four days later I am still numb, I now get tingles a few times a day. I do have the slight feel pressure/touch when applied to the chin by running objects/ fingers over it. I have read so many horrible things about numb chin. Its been four days since the extraction and no improvement. The surgeon did say the nerve was not damaged.

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Had abcess above tooth 12 with little cheek swelling

Had abcess above tooth 12 with little cheek swelling ..dentist squeezed abcess out and prescribed amoxicylin..pain gone ..abcess seems better but still there but not as big ..swellling on cheek not completely gone either ...started day 4 of antibiotics ..is it normal for slight swelling to still be there and abcess not completely gone ?

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Dr. Katz

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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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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

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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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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

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