I very rarely post on the site but tap in now and again to see what everyone is up to. In September I had a crown shear off in my lower right hand jaw and found that the underside of it was rotten (the dentist put this down to various chemos I have had over the past 6 years). Whilst preparing for the emergency extraction my dentist was packing my jaw with anaesthetic and the needle tore through a nerve (twice) - I jumped six feet in the chair and very nearly whacked him. The tooth was taken out but I couldn't believe the pain I was in. To cut a very long story short I was eventually referred to a neurologist and after an MRI scan on my head (to check to see if there was anything sinister going on) I was put on massive doses of voltarol but aided by a SCENAR therapist I now am off painkillers and just put up with the flare-ups which send shooting pains now and again up from my jaw to my ear. In a nutshell I have been diagnosed with chemo induced neuropathy in the jaw - affecting the trigeminal nerve - as a result of the dental treatment. We hope this will settle down completely in the future (am on the early access programme for Niraparib - which works great for me - so maybe the healing is compromised). Thought I would pass on my experience as a warning to take with you to the dentist.
All the best to all for 2018 - Marie