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Ranger-AO

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Got my first ever Crown on #33 iirc. Bitch has been hurting almost nonstop since I got home. Kind of expected it to bark at me, but this dog ain't shut up since day one. Seems diretly tied to my pulse. As in, when my pulse rate goes up, the throbbing pain goes up. Feels like pressure from each heartbeat throbbinng directly into the root of the molar.

The quandry I'm in, is this: I have a short-notice departure on Saturday to head back overseas. I could conceivably miss that flight for legitimate medical reasons, but I would really hope not to do that as there is a dude at the other end of that flight that has been looking forward to coming home for a while.

Tell me what would you do in my situation, if we lived in a universe where there were no consequences (there are) for missing a deployment due to health issues, and where patients did what their doctors told them to do (I will). :dunno:

I don't have any fever that I can feel. Not enough swellig to feel or see. Just a constant ache centered around the root of that molar, poundinding in time with every heartbeat. It will go on for hours, and then suddenly I feel no pain. I'm currently treating it with some NSAID, Also taking Doxycycline as a malarial prevention.

My worry (other than this mystery tooth issue) is that I'll get downrange and all hell will break out with this damn tooth.. :noes:

Dentists, Mouth People, and Internet Sleuths - you have my full attention! :wavey:
 
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Ranger-AO

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When did you have it done? Today?
No... It was a few days ago around November 15th or so. Jaw and the tooth were sore, after the crown install, but I figured that was normal. Over the next couple weeks it gradually went away, but now going on a week it's been ramping up the pain level.

Only stress is there are literally a cast of thousands (or hundreds) that is waiting on me to get to the work site. Work will go on without me there, but we can't start the handover so they can go home for the holidays until I get there. My worry is that I'll be doing a lot of flying in a not-very-well pressurized aircraft, and I'm worried about the pressure changes and how they will affect this tooth. :mad:
 

12xalt

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No... It was a few days ago around November 15th or so. Jaw and the tooth were sore, after the crown install, but I figured that was normal. Over the next couple weeks it gradually went away, but now going on a week it's been ramping up the pain level.

Only stress is there are literally a cast of thousands (or hundreds) that is waiting on me to get to the work site. Work will go on without me there, but we can't start the handover so they can go home for the holidays until I get there. My worry is that I'll be doing a lot of flying in a not-very-well pressurized aircraft, and I'm worried about the pressure changes and how they will affect this tooth. :mad:
I would call your dentist first thing in the morning and ask about it. If you can't talk to the dentist directly when you call, let the person that answers the phone know about your deployment flight on Sat morning and that someone will need to help you about what to do ASAP.
 

xenu

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I’m a dentist of sorts. You need that addressed. You probably have irreversible pulpitis and need a root canal. A little occlusal disequilibrium (aka high spot) won’t cause your symptoms.

The doxy you’re on prophylactically may make your symptoms go away but they’ll come back.
 

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I had an old crown replaced a couple of years back and it did exactly what you're describing. It took 2 years of sensitivity to finally go nuclear. They wanted to do a root canal but I had it yanked and a post put in. Fuck messing with a root canal. I wasn't going to trust that pathetic stub covered in fancy cement ever again.
 

popey

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they have changed the root canal method these days too. i forget all the details now tho
 

Inforpics

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They put a crown over a non root canaled tooth? I had a root canal, then a crown, for about six months without problems.
I take care of my teeth like it's my job, but somehow, it got infected. I was sent to a specialist to just look at x-rays, and a CT.
There is a tiny spot at the bottom of the root, and an equally tiny spot on the bone, so it's implant time.
If there's ever an option to get a root canal in the future, I'm going with an implant. They last longer, and generally have fewer complications.

Mamas, send your kids to dental school.
Bonus, if they specialize.
 
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