Front Tooth root canal
I have had sensitivity in one of my front teeth for years. Whenever I had a sinus infection, afterward the tooth would hurt for several days, then stop for a few months. Then on and on the cycle would go. My dentist told me 5 years ago that the tooth was a darker yellow than the other beside it, which meant somewhere along the way the tooth had been damaged and that I'd have to eventually have a root canal.
So after my recent allergy attack, the pain persisted for several weeks and I broke down and had the root canal 3 days ago. I go back for the temporary crown in a week and a half.
My question....the pain I've always had with this tooth is in my gum and under my nose and right up to it, and all the way into the right side of my face. After the root canal, that pain is still there. The only difference is the tooth doesn't hurt. I'm on an antibiotic. This is my first experience with a root canal, so I'm not sure what to expect. I didn't expect the facial pain to still be around though.
Also, he did the root canal through the front of my tooth, and patched the hole. I've been reading online a bit about some people NOT getting crowns on the front tooth. Is this even an option? I'm a little scared of getting the tooth filed down and capped.
Thanks so much for your help.