| | Gum problems after tough root canal
I had a root canal a while back. It was a little more difficult than usual, but was finally finished (except for the crown.)
But after that, I had severe pain inbetween that tooth and the tooth next to it. The dentist said it was because there was so much work under the gum line, that it was sensitive. He burned off part of the gum and said hopefully that would take care of the problem, if not, I'd need gum surgery.
For 3 weeks, it was great. I could eat there again, no pain. Then the pain returned. (But this time, as long as I don't eat there, it doesn't hurt, which is better than before he did the first procedure.) I went back to the dentist today and he says he has to do gum surgery (after taking antibiotics first) and that the gum looks worse. *sigh*
Anyone every have a situation like this before? I'm a nervous wreck about this gum surgery and more than that, worried that it won't work.