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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
Dear Sirs: In lieu of the program you have provided for us lay people it is much appreciated. The illness that I have been plagued with is the right side of my mouth location in the upper and lower teeth have been more pain than I`ve ever felt at times than I could handle; more so when cold water etc.. I however have also been experiencing hearing lost for some years and as of the past two years have been trying to wear earing aidsby prescription of which I do not wish up on anyone! I also have been experincing ringing in the ear`s and at and during this peroid of some 3 to 4 week`s the right ear hurts alot! I have been to the provider with the Veteran`s Hospital and the dentist after consulting have had 6 Ex-Rays and also 3 sinsus Ex=Rays to try to pin point the problems v/s the unbarrible pain that I am experiencing of which seems to be at a lost with the provider. I have been taking medication prescribed CODINE/300mg and DICLOFENAC/75mg for any relief if at all. I can not explain how miserable this problem has developed into a critical situation and again the Dentist has or seemly to be most complexed as to treatment and I would welcome any professional advise as to what do we do from this point!!!!!!!!!
Patience Awaiting in PAIN!
This problem requires referral to an Orofacial Pain Clinic for a thorough and proper diagnosis. I recommend the Pain Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle, School of Dentistry.
Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University