You wouldn't have implants to replace wisdom teeth. I had my four upper front teeth removed and had implants placed right after. I have been using a removable metal partial while the implants heal.
I do feel that the partial was irritating the nerve in my lower jaw by hitting those teeth. My dentist made a small adjustment and the pain has greatly lessened. I still get a few little electric like jolts but nothing like before.
An oral surgeon or orofacial pain specialist (neurologist would be a good start) would be your best bet. Most general dentists don't deal with nerve problems because many of the meds are not what they normally prescribe.
Hope this helps.
Best to you.
Thanks for the posts. I looked up trigeminal neuralgia and it seems like that is it! Although, I went to see a dentist (he was quite young mind you) and asked him if it could be that, he said no and referred me to an oral specialist. He had no idea what it was though. I don't necessarily believe anything he said though.
To Gellia, what do you mean by your implants? What was implanted into your gum? I just had a wisdom teeth removal, I don't think I got any implants. Thanks for your reply.
I have also had the same problem in the same area.
As I use a partial while I'm waiting for implants to heal, I assumed this to be the problem. The metal hook above holding it was hitting on that tooth and irritating the nerve. The pain would then extend into my gums, down into the jawbone and up to my ear. After xrays to rule out anything else, a simple adjustment to my partial and bite worked for me! The shooting electric like pain gradually lessened until it has become virtually none existent now.
It may be as simple for you (correcting your bite). Scottma is right on! A quick trip to your dentist, and hopefully your pain will be gone as quickly as mine was with that one simple adjustment.
Good luck and best to you,
Seeing a dentist is advised. If no structural pathology identified, seeing an orofacial pain specialist is advised. Your descriptions appears to suggest trigeminal neuralgia,