Re: extreme pain from sensitivity or crown prep..Please help
I have been having the same kind of problem. I had my root canal a month ago, and just got my temp. crown yesterday. I too sat in the dentist chair and cried throgh 2 of my 4 procedure. The dentist finally decided that I had TMJ. The pain you are describing in jaw and temple is exactly like I had. Do you also have pain in your ear? And do you grind or clench your teeth at night? My dentist prescribed a muccle relaxer for the TMJ, which has helped some. I am going back in next week so he can fit me with a nightguard, I also go to my chiropractor and he adjusts my jaw. It is getting better, the TMJ, but I now have blisters all in my mouth and my goums around temp.crown are very red and swollen. You might want to ask your dentist about TMJ,this could be the source of some of your pain. You also might want to ask your OB about taking vicodin. I have a friend who took it when she was pregnant for headaches, and she was even seeing a high risk OB DR. Good Luck!