Anyone know if a dentist can damage a nerve leading to fibro? As I was fairly health until I went for my sixth month check up and required a filling. Went for the filling had an infection, was put on antibiotics, travelled to America which was already planned. Went back to the dentist where it turned from a filling to a crown, asked dentist if infection had gone he said more or less, as I was still slightly jetlagged I went ahead with the procedure. Kept getting toothache lasted months, back and firth to dentist finally went to the dental hospital they found that the tooth behind the crown was cracked and needed to be removed. Had tooth removed under anaesthetic not by my dentist, still kept getting toothache, changed dentist, once again back and forth between both dentist then to the hospital, they removed the crown and found the tooth had a fracture they tried to fix it, that did not work. So once again another tooth had to be removed. I ended up spending 3 years just sleeping due to constant pain in my face and head, it would last 3-4 days then come back a couple of days later swapping sides if the face. It has taken me many years to finally get diagnosed with fibro. Back and forth doctor, dentist, hospital, seen ent, rheumatology, dental specialists, had scans, enough x-rays to light up a Christmas tree. 2 years ago was diagnosed with fibro, CFS, aloydynia etc. Lived with my parents until dad died last Oct, so it is me, mum and brother. Sorry this is long but just so frustrated and to top it all off they cancelled my ESA benefits which I had only started claiming late last year as the rest of the time lived off mum, dad and bro. Used birthday, Christmas money to pay for my prescription only left the house for doctor or hospital appointments which my dad always took me to. Can't go out as suffer really bad migraines for the next few days.