It might be helpful to mention to your chiropractor about those root canals that you have on the left side. If he is Integrative thinking and not just conventional minded, he may suggest to investigate them further with xrays.
All root canal teeth harbor necrotic, infected nerve tissue. So it is not unusual to have constant or fleeting pain or pressure in the area of a root canaled tooth. This is not to say that this is a healthy situation...it's actually quite taxing on the immune system. So it can't hurt to see what the radiographic pathology is on these teeth..... especially since you have what sounds to be neurological pain on the left side of your face.
Rlbenitz.... take a look at the tooth/organ chart posted a few threads down from this thread. You might find it interesting that it shows a correlation between the (L) hand and the lower (L)teeth.
Hope you feel better soon!
Originally Posted by rlbenitz
I have been having pinprick sensations on the left side of my face for a few weeks now, and just this past week it has turned into more of a burning sensation, almost feel sunburnt. I do have TMJ, and frequently visit my chiropractor when I have numbness in my left hand. This is the first time I have experienced this sensation in the left side of my face. I know when I pop my neck it makes it go away a bit. I have a few root canals on the left side of my face, and I know that can heighten or alter sensations in the facial area from sinus pressure, or anything really.
Since you've not had visual, hearing or speech interruptions, I doubt it is a stroke type situation.
I DO AGREE! that there is a chance the cavities may be affecting you. Sometimes teeth can have no outward symptoms when in fact they have abscessed behind the tooth. THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IS GO! If there is a cost problem, try to find a low income clinic that can at least x ray you, and advise you. Then you can take any antibiotics if needed and move from there.
I will be visiting my chiropractor tomorrow for this very reason, he is going to advise me for any further medical attention.