I've been having a ton of problems with my root canal too. I went in to have a crown done on 2/25. After a few days, I had throbbing pain in that tooth that wouldn't subside. Then on 3/6 I went back in and was told i needed a root canal and was referred to an endodonist down the street. I went to him hours later and had part 1 of my root canal. For the next few days, I had excrutiating pain, with throbbing and my bite was off - the tooth with the temp crown felt higher than all the other teeth. So when I bit down (or even just put my top and bottom teeth together gently) I would literrally yelp. I called my endodontist and they prescribed me a pain med (can't believe they didn't do this previously) and was told to take either the codeine or extra strength tylenol with 800 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours. I did this and the pain got better but it took me going back to the original (crown dentist) to get the temp crown shaved down to get that tooth out of the bite equation. I stil had slight pain until I went in for 2nd part of root canal on 3/26. Today (3/27) I'm still having pain when biting down. I'm at my wits end!!! I'm so sick of the throbbing and pain. Today's pain isnt' AS BAD as it was after the first appt but I'm wondering if either my crown is still in the way of my bite (apparently inflammation can push teeth upwards, causing the bite to be high) or I'm wondering if there's something else wrong. I trust both of these dentists but according to things I read, i should either not be in this much pain, or i'm in the 1 percentile that has moderate pain for a while. Any suggestions??View Thread
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