Guest pam Posted April 22, 2008 Share Posted April 22, 2008 Well, I am not sure if I am posting this in the right section or not but really had to share this. I was referred to the Dental Hospital by my Dentist for advice on a few things. When I arrived they told me they wanted an Xray done, so off I went to the X ray department and when I got back to the Consultant he started discussing the xray and in a very matter of fact way said "oh and you have a piece of a Dental Instrument lodged behind the gum near the top of the mouth! I nearly fell off the seat with shock!. He then went on to query the problems with the facial nerve I had had in the past (Bells Palsy etc). I really couldnt believe what he was saying about the dental instrument and asked if it couldnt be a dressing left in (from root canal work) or even some filling, he said no it is part of a dental instrument. I forgot to ask what kind of instrument. Then he told me that it could have been there for years. Then I brought up the fact I had had plenty of MRI scans for my brain aneurysms and it was brought up that the magnets in the MRI scan could have caused the instrument to move resulting in the inflamation and problems I have been having , When I have had the MRI Scans I have always felt a pull near my mouth but at the time just never thought too much about it, just focused on getting the MRI over. Every time I asked about this dental instrument I was quickly moved on to discuss other things and told it wouldnt bother me now. I think the Dental Consultant thinks my treatment is done and that is that, dont think he realises I have to have check up MRA's. Anyway I am going to wait until I get a copy of the letter from him that he is sending to my dentist and doctor, then I think I will contact my neuroradiology dept and tell them and ask their advice. I dont know if they will recommend it be removed (apparently if hadnt had the MRI's it would have caused no probs and not moved) or whether they would be able to cover the area during the scan, not too sure. Anyway sorry for rambling on but just had to share this. This type of thing could only happen to me. Pam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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