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Michael H Kirsch, DDS  
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Caldwell, NJ

Specialties: Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial, Wisdom Teeth

Dr. Michael H. Kirsch
973-226-8444
Caldwell, NJ
My Posts
UpRight, I am sorry to hear you are going thru this while away from your own doctors. Based on what you have described, the most likely diagnosis is an infection. If your symptoms are worsening despite taking antibiotics, you should immediately seek medical attention. Your immune system may not be working well enough to manage your infection and/or you ma...
Dopecxmh, First, I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. I did not receive an alert that it was posted. From what you have shared I must say that I agree with the surgeon. I would also recommend a Cone Beam CT scan to identify the precise location of nerve in relation to the roots of the tooth. This could prove invaluable and provide a ...
Mariea007, Your symptoms are most consistent with an acute onset of a Temporal Mandibular Disorder. This may have been precipitated by the fact that your jaws were separated for an extended period of time or could be because one or more of the new fillings has changed "your bite." Either of these could lead to the pain you have described. In eit...
Without a comprehensive workup I can only guess as to what your condition truly involves. Other than plastic surgery, orthognathic (jaw repositioning) surgery combined with orthodontics, I am unaware of any treatment alternatives. In some patients an upper lip repositioning procedure, malar (cheek) implants and/or dermal fillers can help mask the deficiency...
Unfortunately I do not treat "hyoid bone syndrome." I believe the ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat) or Head and Neck Surgeon are healthcare providers who may have more experience in this condition rather then an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. There are other neurologic conditions that may cause tongue pain and a Neurologist may be helpful in confirming...
No knowing where you received treatment and the fact that a "student" is managing your care concerns me. Further, 90 minutes to remove one tooth is excessive. I suggest you seek a consultation with a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, not a regular dentist. Hematoma's in general are non-painful. The pain may be related to an in...
Christian, First, do not concern yourself with how the socket appears. It is completely irrelevant in the absence of painful symptoms. We diagnose and treat "dry sockets" by the patients symptoms and signs, not by how it looks. Clots can vary widely in their clinical appearance in the mouth. Dry socket will typically appear within the first 72 ...
Karen, Unfortunately, it is impossible to make a diagnosis based on your description. Your symptoms are NOT typical following the original implant surgery you have described. However, I can tell you that what you are describing is consistent with an infection and inflammation of some origin. Being that your symptoms started only after the implant surgery ...
The pain you have described can be very frightening to people and you are not alone. One of the conditions that can cause pain as you are experiencing is called Temporal Arteritis. Trigeminal Neuralgia and Atypical Facial Pain also fit. There are other tests the neurologist may recommend. Many patients I have seen have experienced complete remission of th...
It sounds like you have done everything you can up to this point and I understand your frustration. I would advise you to insist on a scraping be obtained of multiple areas in your mouth. Slides should be prepared for a pathologist to look at the specimens to confirm Fungal infection. Furthermore, cultures should be obtained in an attempt to determine the ...