Morning or evening (where ever you are),
I have a tooth extraction and bone grafting scheduled in a few weeks after a failed root canal and crown and it got me thinking, does PSA weaken our teeth, causes inflammation in the teeth/jaw, or cause dental procedures to fail? After a bit of reading I can’t say for sure one way or the other but PSA does effect the jaw and nerves of the tooth.
So, get to the point Amie!
I have rested my injured tooth for a month now, chewing on the opposite side, and there is no pain or discomfort. The tooth original cracked for no reason, just one day, CRACK. The oral surgeon thinks there are tiny fractures still in the tooth so it needs to be extracted. I opted for a fake tooth to be added, so bone grafting is needed to build up the jaw for the screw that will eventually go in. My thoughts are, even if I extract the tooth and add the screw in the bone, will this always be a source of inflammation and pain for me? My jaws are already a mess, pain, swelling, inflammation, clenching, and popping, I dont want a tooth issue too.
I am going to try chewing on my bad tooth side for a bit to see if the pain/inflammation returns. Thanks for reading my thoughts and any insight is most welcomed.