I have several tooth aches that have already had root canals. My Dentist put me on prednisone and tylenol 3 for 6 days and the pain went away. Now that the medicine is all gone, the pain is back. He says I should see a neurologist because there is a nerve that goes to the side of my head that is telling the tooth that it is not dead. The neurologist is supposed to give me medicine which may help. Can you explain it to me a little bit better. I have good days and bad days with several teeth hurting on one side of my face. I have 4 teeth in question and they all have good root canal done. My dentist says they are all in very good condition and he doesn’t want to bother the root canals. Any advice sure would help me.
Rose from Michigan
I don’t know that I can explain what is wrong with your teeth. I’m not following the explanation of what you are saying your dentist told you. He apparently is trying to translate a clinical diagnosis into something you would understand, but as you relay to me that “translation”, I am not able to get anything better than a vague understanding of what is going on with your mouth.
But I can tell you this much. It does sound to me like your dentist knows what he is talking about. There are nerve disorders that can mimic toothaches. And if prednisone and Tylenol was able to get your pain to go away, it sounds like he is on the right track. And if your dentist were trying to take advantage of you or cover up for his own ignorance, he has a ready excuse for any number of treatments in an attempt to solve your pain. So I respect that he has advised against any further treatment of these teeth.
My advice would be to go to the neurologist.
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