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On February 24, 2016 I went to the dentist office for a root canal, I walked out of his office that day not knowing that he had changed my life as I knew it! During the most unorganized procedure I had ever seen, the dentist drilled a hole through my tooth, when he inserted the sealant it traveled through that hole encapsulating the main nerve in my face. (Trigeminal nerve). The caustic sealant began to eat through my nerve instantly... After weeks of being told that "the sealant will absorb into my body" by the dentist seeing several doctors, including a trip to Dallas, While experiencing the WORSE pain that I have ever felt in my life. I had surgery on June 30th 2016 that lasted 7 hours to replace the damaged nerve with a cadaver nerve. Recovery was a total NIGHTMARE! When I woke up the pain was still there and in addition my jaw had to heal from being cut open like a sandwich to be able to get to the nerve.
The pain went on, like your worse tooth ache TIMES 10! Constantly all day and worse at night!
On March 30 2017 I had a second surgery to completely sever the nerve to try to get relief.... The pain is STILL here somewhat managed with Gabapinten (800mg 3 times a day) I feel like it is poisoning my body having to take medicine to manage side effects from the Gabapinten (if that makes sense). I have an appointment scheduled with a neurologist on August 4th. Hopefully he will be able to work miracles!
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