Learn about Craniofacial Disorders in the Elderly. An elderly patient describes her facial pain symptoms after having a tooth extracted and the doctor who helped her.
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I visited him for the wisdom tooth, and here I am 86 years old, a year ago, last October and it started popping, my bones popped on my right side. He decided finally -- I had headaches, earaches, backaches and he finally decided to put another tooth back in that hole. And he left the tooth that was next to it and pulled the one on the other side to put a permanent bridge in. when that all got in and my popping got worse and my headaches got worse and my neck hurt, had the earache. It was just bad. A friend of my daughter's had been coming to Dr. Jolley and I had no idea who could treat TMJ, that's what my dentist told me I had. So she said even if he can't help you will enjoy talking to Dr. Jolley, he is so kind and so nice. Well, they are absolutely. I told him on my second visit, I said I have never seen such a wonderful group of young girls that are so friendly and so nice. And I told him that they are very precious, every one of them. I have no more headaches, I have no more earache. The back of my neck had hurt so badly, it doesn't hurt at all. I have had a pain behind my jaw for years and years and I was told that I had to cushion in my vertebrae. For the last four weeks I haven't had a single pain back there and I am shocked. I just can't believe that these all retainers, but he doesn't call them retainers. I forgot what he calls them. But I can't believe that they are helping this process. I was 86 when this all happened and now I am 87 and I never dreamed that anything like this could happen.
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