Thanks for posting a reply! At least somebody can relate to all this damn craziness! Are you located in Toronto? I couldn't sleep last night & decided I'm gonna copy that letter & send it to 10 of the top Maxillofacial Surgeons in Canada & see what comes of it! I really wish I could just pick up & go to the U.S to end this nightmare but because I haven't been able to work for the past 2 years I can't bear to ask my boyfriend to fund "another health-related adventure". It's an ever-revolving circle of hell my dear! But I refuse to give up! I can feel that we'll get our sanity back it justs takes precious time & patience & unfortunately so much dollar bills! In regards to the Cavitat Machine! Not sure if you are aware of this but Canada(in particular Toronto) houses one. The dentist is in Hamilton. I can dig up his name for you. I called him last week but almost fell off my chair when they quoted close to $1000 to have this done! That's pure absurdity! I am totally undecided about this considering if it doesn't show anything I think I'll go ballistic! Just curious as to what tests you've had done to date to try & diagnose this beast? You mentioned CT Scans which showed nothing. Did you have a MRI? On the Delphi Forums Chatboard they mention getting an MRI with galvonic liquid which apparently shows everything clearer. I'm just trying to get a handle on where I start? I guess a bone scan would be ideal. Did your regular family doc send you for that? My boyfriend keeps pestering me about applying for disability but without some concrete evidence to show them I'm afraid they'll just reject my application anyway. One really good maxillofacial surgeon here in Toronto is Dr.Claudio Tocchio. Apparently he is one of the best in all of Canada. He took a look at the lump in my mouth & said it was extra tissue. Then he scheduled me for an operation which was a cool $650 because it was deemed "Cosmetic Surgery"! After you got out the dead bone were you put on I.V? In Montreal there's a clinic that specializes in "Bone Regeneration" by using the patient's own Blood plasma platelets. So in short it's like they transfer blood into the diseased area to encourage regrowth. They claim it speeds up bone growth by 40%. Which doc did your surgery? Sorry I'm like a "deer in headlights" regarding all this stuff & am just trying to educate myself. Have you decided on any U.S Dr's you will approach? I think Dr. Wesley Shankland is probably an excellent authority but I don't think he does the actual operation himself. He's in Ohio.Which is not that far but question is do I want to spend more money if he's just gonna tell me something I already know? Maybe best to hit up a surgeon from the start! I feel like I'm caught in this web of uncertainty! However it scares the "living SH@%!!!!" out of me that the longer I leave this the more bone degenerates. Please keep me posted! I'm always here for moral support! The things that help me the most with the pain are SALMON OIL CAPS. Don't know why but I've learned not to question things & FLOW WITH IT!Also Melatonin is the only way I can get any ZZZZZ's. If you are in T.O. I know where to get Melatonin cheap! Have you ever tried the Hulda Clarkparasite cleanse? It helped me tremendously. Also doing the "Clark" liver cleanse tends to help. Also probiotics are my saviour! I take Threelac & that at least keeps the yeast under control. I hope some of this helps & I truly pray that both of us gets better so we can continue with the rest of our lives!