No rush to have upper left wisdom removed. Very unlikely to be related to any jaw pain. And you had #30 removed due to jaw pain??? Looks like it had been fine.
What do you mean by jaw pain?
|S||Site||Where is the pain? Or the maximal site of the pain. "Jaw pain" is a vague term.|
|O||Onset||When did the pain start, and was it sudden or gradual? Include also whether it is getting worse, unchanging, getting better?|
|C||Character||What is the pain like? An ache? Stabbing?|
|R||Radiation||Does the pain radiate anywhere? i.e. spread anywhere|
|A||Associations||Any other signs or symptoms associated with the pain?|
|T||Time course||Does the pain follow any pattern? Morning, night-time...|
|E||Exacerbating / relieving factors||Does anything change the pain?|
Eating, hot, cold, painkillers,...
|S||Severity||How bad is the pain?|
Thanks for the response @MattKW
Yes I removed #30 only because of jaw pain. I regret it though , because they suspect that tooth is the reason for my jaw pain.
My jaw pain is in the mandible end lower jaw near the ear where the lower jaw line ends. I have this for 3 years now.
I went to my dentist when this started. He took an pan xray and said everything fine.
Then he tapped on all teeth on this side. Tooth 30 was painful for tapping. Kind of very sensitive and I just shrink my eyes. And he gave tooth stick to bite on and it was sensitive too.
So he said I might have some issues on 30. I didn't go in with tooth pain at all. And I was eating on it totally fine until that visit.
I went to dentist after seeing an ENT for this pain. ENT did nasal endoscopy and said no issues. So went to dentist to check jaw.
But he spotted this tooth 30 issue. Took CBCT scan and nothing found. He said I can see Endodontist. Went to Endo the following week . This is all before 3 years. Then Endo did cold test and tooth was alive. But sensitive for tapping and biting pressure. So he said he will do exploratory root canal and see inside.
Did it and nothing found and no relief. Same symptoms. I have severe jaw pain near the jaw end. But my bad, since the root canal, tooth 30 started hurting which wasn't hurting before that. It was hurting only for tapping and biting before that RCT.
Then had another cbct scan. Nothing seen. The Endo forced me to get crown immediately to see if it helps. Spent thousands of dollars on it and got perm crown the following month. No relief and pain was so much on that molar. It's like pressure on it always and hurts to even touch.
Changed the Endo and saw new Endo. Took another cbct scan. Nothing seen. He said I can try retreat root canal.
So did retreat root canal on it and no changes. My bad , nothing helped. He retreated again in 2 months. And retreated again in 6 months. So 3 retreats tried till 2022.
No relief and taken another cbct. Nothing seen.
But it was so painful in the gums and tooth area. It was also hurting in 31 gums. It was so much painful in 31 gums and I used to scream when they probe those gums. But periodontist said gums ok. But I screamed in his dental chair when he probed it but he dismissed me.
Ended up pulling 30 in July 2022 and my bad, I still have all symptoms just minus the tooth. I have pain in tooth socket gum area. And severe pain in 31 gums.
I went back to surgeon several times since pain in the jaw where mandible ends. Same spot. Pain just came back once anesthesia wears off. So called them the next day and same jaw pain. So surgeon said it could be dry socket and poked my socket and removed the stitches. No food debris or nothing in it. It was healing well
He put clove paste and asked me to come on day 5 and day 7 after ext. Digged again and put clove paste. No changes at all. My pain was the same. Taken several rounds of antibiotics.
I still have pain. I saw him till October and he dismissed me saying xray looks ok.
I have severe pain in tooth 31 gums now. It hurts for touching, brushing and probing just makes me scream and jump out of dental chair.
I extracted this tooth only because it was painful for touching tapping and biting pressure.
My dentist and Endodontist did another treatment called occlusion adjustments and they grinded all my teeth as they thought occlusion issue could be reason for jaw pain. They grinded all my teeth and bite is totally off. I can't eat anything solid now. I can't eat anything at all on right side.
On the left side, after these bite adjustments, I couldn't eat anything solid and totally on soft diet for 3 years.
My bite is off and not meeting together and touching down even.
I have also seen TMJ specialist, ENT, neurologist for this. Taken MRI and CT of jaw and neck as well. Attaching x-rays before and after root canal and extraction. Few more images In comment.
Do you see anything wrong on my jaw, tooth 30 and tooth 31. Now I have severe pain in 31 and I went to dentist and Endodontist for this. No answers. Don't want to end up pulling that too. Any issues seen on 31? Severe gum pain.