I had my wisdom teeth pulled at the end of November and I recently started having throat pain and trouble swallowing. It started in my left but now I am feeling it on my right side. The whole reason I got my wisdom
Teeth removed was because I thought I had reoccurring infections where I felt jaw and ear pain. I am also a teeth grinder and have been using a mouth guard for years. Last night I decided to do a visual and touch inspection and trace where I feel pain. I discovered a bone along the backside of my left tonsil that feels as if it’s about to poke out. I double checked my right tonsil To make sure I wasn’t making it up and sure enough I have a tooth pick like bone along my tonsil. After doing some research I landed on ES.
A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and hashimotos diseases and it really messed with my esophagus. I now wonder if it’s because the styloid process has been pressing on my vagus nerve. Vagus nerve stimulation has become a big topic for those who have autoimmune diseases. Just curious if anyone has had similar experiences. I also see that ES symptoms overlap a lot with autoimmune symptoms. Palpitations, night sweats, brain fog. I have an appt to see the surgeon who did the wisdom tooth surgery and I already know he’s going to be cynical. Where do I go from here. I saw that there is a surgeon close by - in PHX that several have gone to. Do I go to an ENT? Hope they diagnose me?
Thanks in advance and also thankful to be a part of this community.