Re: root canal on tuesday
Not that it matters now- but depending on the depth and size of the cavity, you should have been informed that the nerve may be affected sooner or later and that root canal treatment is a possibility. Even then, if the preparation was not nearly as deep, the nerve could die off slowly and you may not know it for months or years.
If you were informed before it actually caused symptoms, and before you went through this unfortunate experience you might feel more comfortable with the whole thing.
Sometimes, if a cavity preparation is very near the nerve it is adviseable to provide the root canal treatment as a preventative measure. If this either of these two scenarios were done you might feel better about dentistry in general. This is how dentistry gets a bad rep.... And patients suffer needlessly.
It is hard to say for sure what may have occurred unless a person was the one who actually treated the tooth and knows about other things beside that tooth prep. But yes, every time a tooth is cut in to it does not like it. Inflamatory processes are activated. It is an individual thing, depending on the patient, etcetera, that is hard to predict for sure. We only know the possibilities.
Sorry to hear that you had such a long time dealing with pain. Tooth related pain can be one of the most difficult and intense types to live with..
Good luck to you.