Back from holiday with the rogue tooth still misbehaving....
Saw my own dentist who did tests and x rays and decided to do a root canal and found a bad fracture in the process which she said was the cause of the pain and trouble I'd been having but said there was a chance of saving the tooth. Ended up back there the next day due to the pain, and am now on antibiotics and strong painkillers. I've now to give it a few weeks to see if it settles down. The tooth is 'wobbly' as well. She also pared it down to take it out of my bite.
It's the bottom left molar, the only one I've got there now since a dressing filling, 2 root canals. many antibiotics and a lot of misery failed to save its next door neighbour earlier this year and it was eventually extracted.
I wonder if anyone can help me with some questions.
Do root canaled teeth ever really 'settle down' in the few weeks waiting time?
Are there some people (or some people's teeth!) just not suited to root canals?
Can a 'wobbly' tooth recover its strength?
A wee bit of hope would be great. I so hate going to the dentist, have such a struggle with it all and really need some help.
Thanks in advance.
PS Just to say that the actual process of getting the root canal was totally painless - in case anyone is due to get one and reads this and freaks out! I was totally numbed and it was no worse than a filling - just took longer.