Hello, and thank you.
I got a dental crown on a lower right molar (1st molar ) two years ago. Shortly after the placement of the crown I started getting non stop dizziness. It was first diagnosed as Labrynthitis and then later as BPPV. I had paroxysmal dizziness for 15 months (despite maneuvers to help) after. MRI of brain was done, fine. Echocardiogram was done that showed a mild MVP, nothing else. Eventually the dizziness stopped, but was replaced by headaches on the right side of the face, cheek numbness (ever-present),jaw pain and "ice pick" ear pain in the right ear.
ENT says sinuses and ear canals are clear and he thinks it may be TMJ. At dental exam yesterday, dentist agreed and says he will need to correct my bite and that a wisdom tooth that is slanted may also be causing pressure. The wisdom tooth was there before the crown, and the crown was a tight fit.
I mentioned the coincidental onset at all the specialists I was shifted off to and they all said "He'd have had to really rough you up to cause BPPV" LOL They assumed it was BPPV. I'm not even 40 and a nurse looked doubtful.
So I ask you, honestly, could some of this weirdness of the last two years simply be because the crown is too big and pushing and putting pressure on something (like a nerve) in my face?
Would be funny and easily fixed.