Re: Toothache on tooth that had root canal 2 yrs ago
OH Cajun Mommy, I feel for you! Root canals have caused me a lot of money, pain. I have had several teeth root canalled over the years. Two of them needed re-treatment, and the retreatment did not help. I had an apicoectomy (direct drill to the root to scrape out the infection) and that was very expensive and painful and didn't help, I had to pull the tooth anyway. One retreatment only lasted a year or so, so I opted to have that tooth pulled as well.
You see, the bone is so pourous, the infection in many people never clears, and what you are experiencing is the infection eating away at the surrounding bone and the pressure is pushing the tooth out of your mouth. Even though the tooth is dead, the pain you feel is from the rampant infection.
If I were you I would have that thing pulled asap, infection in bone, especially in your head, is not a healthy thing. Retreatment in my case was very very painful, very expensive, and did not help. You will feel so much better when that thing is out of your mouth, believe me! Having it pulled will be a breeze, but then you may want to replace it with a bridge, or implant. I have been OK thru the years without two large molars on the bottom of my mouth.
In the meantime, try putting a garlic clove (peeled, not punctured) on the place where the puss is coming out, a piece of cotton on the other side to protect your gum. The "allicin" in the garlic is a very potent antibiotic. Try and keep it there as long as you can, it does work!
Best wishes to you, post how it's going, OK?