Thank you for the advice. It’s very funny that you mentioned a Cone Beam scan. After visiting about 10 dentists over the past 7 years, most of them with high-cost, ineffective, and time consuming treatments that would simply ‘take time to implement’. I Left every appointment with a broken heart and an empty wallet.
Just recently, I had a yet another visit with a dentist, who happened to be my neighbor. He recommended a Cone Beam scan, and it showed obvious signs of jaw bone cavitation. My jaw was suffering from gangrene, due to lack of blood supply. This was caused by an incomplete extraction of a root canaled tooth, followed by immediate placement of Dental implant. This escalated to a systemic disease, which progressively had gotten worse. I couldn’t get out if bed for more than a few hours without a high dose of prescribed stimulants. Everyone in my life had questioned how I had become such a train wreck in just a matter of 3-4 years, as this is when matters took a turn for the worse. This entire process began directly after my root canal extraction.
Over time, the remaining ligament (clearly visible on Cone Beam CT) evolved into a toxic cesspool which explains the constant swelling. Many oral surgeons have a stubborn theory that if the implants are immobile, and adjacent teeth seem vital and healthy, that any symptoms must be imagined by the patient.
You are completely correct in everything you told me. I wish I had asked you 7 years ago! Haha.. I was completely wrong about the allergy. Actually, I really was just hoping that it was an allergy, so that at least I could FINALLY find the answer to this problem! You were also right on target with the Cone Beam scan, it ended up saving my life.
After all of the unsuccessful encounters and failed solutions I’ve experienced with dentists, I lost all faith in conventional medical profession. I feel a whole lot better now, after hearing from you and the other dentist who finally provided me the great advice and the correct answers. It’s a shame that not all of them are as good as you guys.
Thank you again Dr. Lazare, your advice and expertise are well appreciated.