I was having two teeth #30 and 31 prepped for crowns because the teeth had broke due to large silver fillings. I had pain for three weeks after the crown prep and it was determined that tooth 30 needed root canal. The root canal was performed and I was still having severe pain. Two weeks later it was determined that tooth 31 now needed root canal and at that time the dentist finished the root canal on tooth 30. As soon as numbness went away I had severe pain. Five days later and I am still having severe pain that wakes me up at night. Taking 800 mg Advil and that only takes pain away for about two hours. I can not eat any solids because if the smallest piece of food gets near those teeth and I bite on it I go through the roof with pain. I am talking about something as soft as scrambled eggs! I have been in touch with my dentist and he tells me this is normal. I have had six other root canals in my life all by endontists and never had any pain after. I really feel like something is wrong with these teeth! Please help with any suggestions!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.