Kind Of At The End Of My Rope With This
I hope someone can help. I am VERY frustrated and don't know what to do.
Over the past few years I have had several teeth crowned due to old silver fillings that were loose as well as decay around them. All of these teeth have become extremely sensitive and will eventually need root canals.
One tooth that had a root canal failed, which led to a fixed bridge (which I fortunately didn't permanently cement bec I KNEW they were going to be sensitive and need root canals).
I take a very long time to heal from these root canals, though no one knows why. The endodontist I use says there are people like me and it just takes a long time for everything to heal and settle down.
This most recent root canal under the bridge is giving me problems. When I had the anesthetic injections, one of them sent me to the moon. She suspects she hit a nerve bundle. Sure enough, the tooth does not bother me at all, but to touch anything along the jaw is horrible -- it's like getting a jolt, or being drilled without novacaine.
Further complicating things is that I am allergic to many antibiotics. After the root canal, I was on steroids and Floxin. Now, she sent me to an oral/maxillofacial surgeon, who took a CT scan. He wants to treat it as an infection first. If that doesn't work, then he will treat it as a nerve problem. I am currently on Avelox, Flagyl and a prescription anti-inflammatory, but I can't say much is changing. The 2nd part of the root canal is to be done a week from tomorrow, but I feel that won't be possible.
I am VERY frustrated and depressed. I have done everything everyone has asked me to do, and yet, I am still in pain...not to mention broke. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? I desperately need a glimmer of hope.
Thanks so much,