Root canal & Blepharspasm Appt @Wed.


Posted by teresa beaver , Oct 15,2001,21:11   Archive
Does anyone know of any problems with have a root canal done and the blepharspasms? I have had a tooth ache went to the dentist and he of course said I need a root canal possibly 2 becuase the one in front of the other has a cap thats leaking he thinks. Well I take really good care of my teeth but since this is on the same side that my face and jaw go crazy does anyone know if this will effect it any? I have always had major problems with root canal. I am a rare bird. They hurt for months afterwards and all the Dentist think Im nuts. But it does really HURt. I can't sleep and it really messes me up. Im open to any and all suggestions. I have an appt this Wed so please let me know if you have any information. I also have reaction to epie in the novicaine so they have to use something else and it doesn't last as long so they just have to work faster. Thats ok with me. I'll be waiting to hear from you.
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Re : Root canal & Blepharspasm Appt @Wed. --- teresa beaver
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Oct 15,2001,21:32 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Teresa. I've never had a root canal. I'm not aware of any connection that a root canal would have with Blepharospasm. Do you only have problems on one side of your face? If we've talked about this, I've forgotten.

Possibly if a nerve was effected while doing the root canal, it might play some role in your jaw symptoms. Someone else might have some other information. I'd check with a movement disorder specialist regarding your symptoms and the root canal work. You might even want to have an oral surgeon do the work rather than a regular dentist (if you aren't already) and discuss the problem that you have had with the root canals in the past and your present symptoms with your face.

Sorry that I don't know a lot about this-just offering some suggestions that I would do myself in your circumstances.

Shirley in AR with Blepharospasm-BEB and Apraxia




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Re : Root canal & Blepharspasm Appt @Wed. --- teresa beaver
Posted by Mindy , Oct 15,2001,22:21 Top of Thread Archive
I've had root canal, that should not cause you any further problems.
I went to the dentist last week for a check up & cleaning.
What did bother me was keeping my mouth open too wide which caused pain in my jaw. My neck hurt because my head was tilted back.
Tell your dentist about your jaw problems, before he starts working.
Mindy in NY



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Posted by Virginia , Oct 16,2001,08:04 Top of Thread Archive
Mindy,
My dentist is so patient with me. She knows about the jaw stuff and frequently asks me if I need to close my mouth and rest. I know everything must take longer, but it sure makes it better for me.
Virginia in AL



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Oct 15,2001,23:51 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Teresa,

I had a front root canal that did not seem to have any effect on the BEB. Ordinarily, a periodontist does root canals, but my regular dentist wanted to do this since it was a front one.

Make sure you are not taking any blood thinners or aspirin, but I imagine your dentist already told you that.

Good luck.

Sally in North Idaho where we're happy that the Mariners won!




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Posted by Alan Phair , Oct 16,2001,12:57 Top of Thread Archive
Teresa, I can sympathize with you somewhat as the Novacain has not worked well for me over the years either. I have had cavities filled without any because it would wear off so fast. Lately however it has been a little better. Interestingly enough, I found a Dentist who is absolutely phenomenal when it comes to root canals. I hae had two done by him in the last couple of years and in both cases, I did not even feel the first needle given me to numb my mouth for the other injections. He was totally painless (before, during and after)and what amazed me was that he does a root canal in one visit. He has a philosophy (not agree to by many) that there is less chance for infrction if yo do the whole thing at once. I sure like it. If you lived anywhere close to New Hampshire or Northern MAss. I would give you his name....Alan



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Re : Root canal & Blepharspasm Appt @Wed. --- teresa beaver
Posted by coleen dennis , Oct 16,2001,19:51 Top of Thread Archive
This is interesting because one of the women I work with told me awhile back when I was explaining about what I have that a woman she is related to developed excessive blinking after having dental work done. She thought maybe it had to do with nerves in the face or something. Just thought I would pass that along.

Hope all goes well with the dental work, Teresa.

Coleen




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Oct 16,2001,22:35 Top of Thread Archive
I spoke with a woman just last night whom I have never met, who said that she thought her blepharospasm might have been caused by a dentist hitting her eye nerve with the freezing injection. She seemed like an unusual case as, when she was diagnosed, she spoke to a doctor in the U.S. and received from him a list of drugs to treat beb. She researched the drugs and decided to try a couple of them with the least side effects, with her family doctor's permission. After using lorazapam (sp?) for 2 years her blinking and eye closures went away - she is left now with only light sensitivity I understand. She has never had botox. I hope to meet her one day soon and find out more.

June in Toronto - beb/meige




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Posted by MaryNY , Oct 16,2001,20:09 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Teresa - I don't have an answer for you, but I'll offer my 2 cents worth! I tend to agree with Shirley, that you should speak to some kind of specialist (personally, soon!) about the procedure. A neurologist, movement disorder specialist, oral surgeon....someone who would be familiar with BEB or dystonia. Do you receive Botox injections from someone you could ask? I had one root canal some time ago, and was really "uptight" about it - the very words sounded awful. But, surprisingly, or luckily, it hardly bothered me at all. I have just BEB. Good luck to you! Mary



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Posted by Teresa Beaver (teresa beaver,Teresa Beaver), Oct 18,2001,12:22 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks, everyone for all the great information. You'll be glad to know that I did make it through the root canal. I have had several other and they were all bad experiences. Fortunatley for me I changed dentist this year and seem to have gotten a really good one. He has really paid attention to what I have told him. The dentist he referred me to for the root canal was wonderful. He didn't act like he knew what i was talking about but he too paid close attention and ask that I stop him at anytime if I needed too. Well, (Alan) he too believes that doing it all in one visit was a good idea if I could hold up but left it up to me. I had never had it all done in one visit before. The other thing that I have found is that if I take the laughing gas my muscles don't seem to spasm or tense up as they usually do. I just starting using this when I changed dentist this was my 3rd time with it and I will never go without it again. It's wonderful! He did numb me really good because my eyelid was numb too, but I did notice when I was finished that my jaw was pulled over the right and stayed that way most of the day. So not only was I numb, swollen, but my jaw was as usual out of place. The nice thing is that most people didn't think much of it when I told them I had been to the Dentist. Im really sore today and my neck is bothering me but other than that it wasn't a bad experince. Thanks again everyone, another hurtle successfully completed.
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Teresa



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Posted by Christel-California , Oct 18,2001,13:21 Top of Thread Archive
Teresa, I'm happy that the procedure went well for you. I've had more than one root canal and never any problems with it. The last time my dentist did it in one session. The time before I went to a Periodontist and it was a long-drawn-out thing. I kept falling asleep during the procedure and he finally got very annoyed with me, because my mouth kept closing everytime I dozed off. I couldn't help it, the meds make me tired.

Christel in CA. BEB - Meige - CRS or Alzheimers - Narcolepsy and new e-mail address




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Posted by Mindy , Oct 18,2001,14:11 Top of Thread Archive
Teresa,
You can apply an ice pack to the swollen or painful
areas of your face and neck.
Glad you made it through ok.



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Re : Re: Root canal & Blepharspasm Appt @Wed. --- Teresa Beaver
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Oct 18,2001,21:41 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Teresa ... I'm glad this procedure went well for you and is over with. I'd rather stay a little longer and get the bad stuff over with in one session, than have to go back and start again. That's not always possible, however.

Sally in North Idaho




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