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Mouth Pain

Has anyone ever suffered with pain in teeth but NOT toothache?
its a form of Neurolgia.
I have had it for nearly 4yrs now, I had a back tooth extracted, at my own request even though my dentist told me there was nothing wrong with it, still I instisted on having it pulled out, only to find that the pain moved into the next tooth.  My dentist told me she wasnt pulling anymore teeth that they were perfectly healthy,  I have since found out it is a form of Neurolgia. Has any of you ever suffered with this pain?
I am taking 10mg Ampitripilene 3 times daily, along with 600mg Lyrica, and 60mg Celebrex I also use Oragel a mouth gel with Benzocaine which numbs the pain area for a time, but still the pain breaks through at times.
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Hi there. The various causes of dental pain are tooth decay, gum disease, trauma or injury, dry socket or infection after tooth extraction, impacted teeth, malocclusion, toothwear, sinusitis, neuralgia and a cracked tooth.  Certain times you may experience referred pain. This is due to the trigeminal nerve which supplies branches to all teeth. a pain maybe felt in the upper jaw when the causative is a lower jaw tooth due to referred pain which occurs when decay is within a tooth. When pain is due to decay around tooth, it is easy to localize it.
It can occur as a neuralgia or trigeminal neuralgia, which occurs on its own or as part of multiple sclerosis. A neurologist consultation along with a review bythe dentist is required for better diagnosis and relevant management. Take care.
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I have been told by my dentist there is nothing wrong with my teeth or gums, no decay, no gum disease etc. I attended a Neurolgist he put me on the Lyrica and Celebrex and referred me to another Doctor an Anethitist has added in the. Ampitripilene but still the pain breaks through. I thank you for your reply, I am returning to this last doctor on the 21st of this month so I will tell him this combo isnt doing the job fully Lordbless you.
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I have pain that I originally thought was caused by some dental problem, however, after several procedures (fillings, crowns, root canals and extractions) the pain remained.  I was diagosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia a few years after all that.  Unfortunately, the dental professionals never told me there could be other reasons for facial pain.  I understand the type of pain you've described and I encourage you to be diligent in your search for the doctor(s) to help you find answers you need along with the right treatment plan.  God bless you.    
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Dear Dr Sharma,  I have read your responses to questions from Mau881 and I am hoping you might find time to help me, also.  After several years and numerous dental procedures, I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia.  I had MVD/retromastoid craniectomy surgery in June 2007 which left me with not only the same TN pain but many other new problems/symptoms.  The surgeons performed a "re-do" surgery in Nov 2007.  Unfortunately, I still have many problems from TN and post-surgery complications such as Bells Palsy, right ear deafness, increased sensitivity to sound, vibrations and pressure, balance issues along with many more problems.  The TN pain remains my biggest challenge as I have gotten used to my new appearance and simply avoid mirrors as much as possible.  I believe I would be more tolerant of pain if I could regain some quality of life that was significantly diminished with the increased sensitivity to sound and vibration.  You see, I am(was) a singer, pianist and also beginning to do public speaking.  As you can imagine, the music, especially bass and percussion, aggravate symptoms and stimulate nerves causing trouble standing and walking off platform, pain is increased, speech is impaired, disorientation can occur, etc.  I used to be able to sing phrases, hold out a note for a good, long time and sing severals songs in a row without any problem.  Now, I get lightheaded, dizzy and lose balance simply by singing a bar.  Since this is such an important part of my life and joy, can you offer any suggestions or help.  Please?  Thank you for your time, I truly am grateful.
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You have many problems with pain and the like Im so sorry to read all about it.  I do hope you find some help on hear and that Dr Sharma can come up with some help and advice for you, i truly sympathize. My mouth pain always kicks off every time I get in the car, wether Im a passenger or driver it doesnt matter it still happens, though that seems so much trivial compared to what you are suffering, I will pray over it for you if you'd allow that, as Im a born again Christian. Lordbless you with healing and perhaps you'll one day sing for Him.
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Dear Mau881,  I am so totally ashamed!  I never responded to you, as I'm sure you know. I remember when I read your message and how your words lifted my spirit.  I began to feel better with each word I read.  You truly blessed me on that day, today and many days between then and now.  I am very sorry I did not thank you before now, there is no excuse.  Of all the people in this great big world that could have replied, God sent you.  I appreciate your prayers, blessings and the hope that you have so freely given to me.  Your thoughtfulness and willingness to reply to my posting was the very thing I needed.  You helped carry me through that day and many days since.  Please forgive me for not writing back.  I was so inconsiderate and I am very sorry.  Thank you for you.  God bless you!   Julie
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Thank you Julie for your kinds words you blessed me back again with them.
I think its only but right to 'encourage' people, if possible.
I love to see the 'good' in people, I always say, that's what Jesus has put there without them even aware of it, though I to was once in that same condition.

I am so pleased that your head and heart was lifted some what, if even only a little, a little is better than nothing at all, though I recommend to you my Saviour and friend, Jesus, when we have Him to follow and support us through our trials it severes more than pain itself.
Im not saying we wont encounter it, as we all will do at some stage in our lifetime, but with Him walking with us we can face the storm with grace as is supplied daily toward us.

Just get a 'quiet time' to yourself and close your eyes and invisage the cross on which He died for us, and see if that doesnt put into perspective our situation that are found in.

Love you Julie in Christ our Lord.
xoxoxo
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I have a similar orofacial problem. I have not been diagnosed with trigeminal nueralgia, it has been ruled out for now. I have found that there is a diagnosis of atypical odontalgia, or once the tooth is pulled phantom tooth syndrome.
I have had two teeth pulled out only to find that I have a nerve problem in my. Upper right gums. What I feel is not pain,but a crackling pinchy feeling, that is there all the time if I push it with my tongue or when I eat and drink. If it is nor disturbed or if I put a mouth guard in, I can't feel it.  I Am in the beginning phase of medications,nuerontin and amiltriptyline, and have not determined which one will work. But I hear amiltriptyline around 70 mg helps. Can you tell me what your pain feels like and what you have found to work for you. I would appreciate any info and would like to know if you are doing any better.
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