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Posted by: Lizzie | 2009/10/30

Q.

Long term pain after removal of molars

My daughter had her molars removed at age 19. 4 years later she suffers from daily low grade pain in her chin and has developed the habit of tapping it constantly to relieve the pain. We have seen a psychiatrist, neurologist and consulted with the surgeon who did the op. She has been on Cymbalta ( neurologist) for pain, a tricyclic called Tofranil( psychiatrist) to no avail. Xrays show nothing. The only thing that relieved it giving her some pain free days was tegretol but she became so tired on it that compliance was poor. We also tried acupunture which relieved the pain for a day or two after treatment.

I do not like to see her in daily pain and find she lost a lot of her zest for life and is irritable. When I try to explore other options she says she is tired of trying and is learning to live with the pain.

What can I do and what can this be?

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

If the xrays and examination show no pathology, the pain is most likley due to a damaged nerve during removal of the wisdom teeth.
There's unfortunately not much you can do about this.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2009/10/30

If the xrays and examination show no pathology, the pain is most likley due to a damaged nerve during removal of the wisdom teeth.
There's unfortunately not much you can do about this.

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