March 17th, 2017
Over twenty years ago, I had four impacted wisdom teeth removed and to my horror, I found I had substantial nerve damage to my face. It has left me with partial paralysis and partial overtly-live sensations. Think of what it is like to have had local anaesthetic, then parts start coming back to life. That is what I have when the face is stable. I have had two operations to try to sort the problem out, but to no avail. I have been able to keep the pain at bay during the winter, by wrapping my face up in scarves and wearing woolly hats, in a bid attempt to keep the cold out. Usually it works. Right now, it does not.
As well documented, I have a lot to do in a small time frame and the pressure has contributed substantially to the problem. I had yet another migraine this morning and then found I could not eat, nor brush my teeth down one side - the pain was so bad. Usually it is localised in my jaw, but it has spread to my left ear, my nasal passage and the left hand corner of my mouth, so it feels like a really uncomfortable drawstring bag. At rest, my jaw feels like it has been burnt; when live, it feels like someone has driven a fork into my tooth socket. Dentist says the teeth are fine, there is absolutely NO decay, gingivitis or any other gum/tooth problem. My teeth are in good nick, with very big roots. After rapping gold tooth where the pain is currently having a problem, dentist concluded that there are only two options available: 1) He will be drilling through my gold crown and straight into the canal to sort things out, or 2) Because of the depth of my roots, I will have to be knocked out in hospital and have the tooth removed in two stages.
I am praying this doesn't happen, as I have six weeks til dissertation hand in and another essay to hand in after that. If there is anyone who knows any home cures that could help, I would be very grateful :-/