- Sep 24, 2014
Let me start off by saying that I suffer from PTSD, anxiety and panic disorder. I had not been to a dentist in over 20 years due to having had a bad experience. I mustered up the courage to go about 3 - 4 weeks ago for an exam. The next week I had three fillings on my upper left side. One of which was very deep and the dentist told me to look for warning signs that could signal the need for a root canal. About 4 hours after the fillings I got the most awful "zing" through my tooth. It continued for 3 weeks or more, about 4 - 5 times a day and usually later in the day or when I ate anything hot. It has been 4 days and no more symptoms. I am wondering if you all think the tooth just took time to heal or if I still need a root canal or how long should I give it. My Dr. prescribed me Klonopin to take before going in for the procedure, but I do not want to take anything if I don't have to. TIA.