Dentistry/Root canal etc
QUESTION: Dr Teig, I had a root canal done 4 years ago,by regular dentist. Had extra root he got out but he broke puck and could not get out. I went to Endidontists a d he tried to go in from the top but could not get. So I went back 3 rd time and cut along the gums and went under tooth to get. The tooth and jaw never felt right. Had X-rays after and he said as fine. I took several rounds of antibiotics anyway. Six weeks later had face surgery and and jaw was numb so I did not realize the pain I as still in untill a year later. It's been 4 years and it hurts, along with side of head. I think I have a bone infection from root canal, osteomyelitis and also stay sore from face lift surgery with sores and developed severe contact skin allergies to most metals, used in everything. My question, is there's board certified maxiillofacial surgeon hat you could recommend to me. I an in fragile state with allergies and sensitivities. I would appreciate any help. I live in Mississippi, but will travel for Avery good doctor. Thank you
ANSWER: Lisa - it is difficult for me to tell you exactly what you need, but seeing a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Mississippi is a good idea. Fortunately, there is a wonderful dental school there with a very good board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon as chairman. I am going to recommend that you see Dr. Ron Caloss in Jackson at the University of Mississippi. Call (601) 984-6090 - ask to be examined by Dr. Caloss. I wish you well and hope they can help you.
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QUESTION: Dr Teig, I forgot to mention I have allergies to metals, cobalt, chromium, and titanium. I have 6 crowns that has these metals, and I believe I became allergic to the cement calibra that has chrominum in it even I got 4 front crowns replaced 9 years ago, when they bled around the gum for along time after.I do t know what Materials that can be replaced. I keep rashes due to delayed skin allergies, and pain, I don't know if it is from the metals in teeth I'm allergic to. I don't know who to turn to for help. Most people in Mississippi don't understand or can help. Any suggestions. Much appreciated, even if I have to travel I am willing, for a knowledgable dentists.. Thank you
Lisa - Again, seeing the doctor at the University of Mississippi. As far as metals go, gold in an inert metal that an allergic reaction to is impossible. For that reason, a gold crown or porcelain over a gold crown.
Work with the doctor I suggested and he can refer you to general dentists who are skilled and knowledgeable about you allergic problems.