Hi, I am new here. I've been reading other members root canal stories and wondering about my own. It's not like I am new to the root canal route! (hey I can almost joke about it). I have had several over the years, but this one has been the worst as far as solving the problem.
It seemed to take my dentist quite a while to decide to do the root canal even though I was in agony for weeks. How it all started was, I went in for a check up and cleaning and was informed by this dentist (new to me) that I needed two teeth crowned and there was the possibility of one or two root canals. Anway, sure enough after the temporary crowns were done one (bottom molar - right side & most difficult tooth to reach) tooth became a problem while waiting for the permanent crowns. I finally convinced the dentist to do the root canal. Because I have such a small mouth she was worried about being able to do the root canal, but managed. It involved three roots. The tooth was quite tender for a number of days and I thought things were looking pretty good until today. I had something extremely cold to eat and boy did that set it off!!!
I have not told my dentist yet. I have a cleaning still and the crowns have to be permanently cemented in. I am hoping the tooth will settle down. The crown does feel a bit to high. Could this be causing the problem?