Pain after root canal
I had my one and only root canal performed in June 2002. I continued to have sensitivity in that tooth, especially when chewing or pressure was applied there, but the dentist said it would go away. I have since moved out of state and just saw a new dentist a few weeks ago. The xrays he did show that the root can was not done properly. Only the top part of the tooth was filled permanently leaving the lower roots empty. He sent me to an endodontist who drilled through the crown and took out everything in the tooth, cleaned out the canals and put a temp in place. I go back tomorrow to get this procedure finished.
My BIG problem is I am experiencing an incredible amount of pain. My lower jaw is swollen, my ear hurts, if by some accident my teeth close together on that side of my mouth I scream out. The Endodontist put me on darvocet and on a very strong antibiotic. The darvocet barely touches the pain and I have so much difficulty sleeping at night. It has been five days now and I don't understand why the pain is so bad. What could be causing this and what can I do about it?
I called the Endodontist this morning to please see me a day early, but they aren't sure they can fit me in.
Any advice would be appreciated!