I would really appreciate some advice on a problem I am having with a root canal I had done last Monday. The tooth is one of the big molars on the top and I'd already had root canal work done on it about 7yrs ago.
Having recently changed to a new dentist I was told that only one of the three nerves had been removed from the tooth and the the one that had been removed hadn't been totally removed.
I had one long appointment a few weeks ago to take out the two nerves that the dentist thought might be infected and she put some topical antibiotics into them and then temporary fillings. Over the next couple of weeks for the most part I was pain free, but I did have a couple of days when the tooth was hurting.
So last Monday I went for an appointment that lasted an hour and twenty minutes. The two temporaries were cleaned out and filled and the original filling on the third root was removed and the tip taken out, cleaned and filled. I had a few x rays taken too and the dentist seemed very happy with everything.
I had hoped this would be the end of the problem and that all I would now need was a crown for the tooth. However over the few days following the treatment I was still in a bit of pain and this was followed by that familiar bitter taste in my mouth that made me think the tooth was still infected.
The dentist prescribed me 500mgs of Amoxycillin 3 x 7 days and which I have taken since Friday afternoon, so it's been less than 48hrs, but nothing seems to have changed and I thought the pain and bad taste would have gone away by now or at least started to subside.
I guess I am more worried as I won't finish these antibiotics till Christmas Day and I don't know what to do if the tooth is still playing up over Christmas and I can't get to a dentist. I don't know if I am expecting too much too soon.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.