- Jun 13, 2019
So long story short, I had a couple traumatizing experiences with dentists as a child and it fucked me majorly. I had no dental insurance in college so I went about five years without seeing a dentist and it was very bad for my already shitty teeth. Flash forward to now, I have recently started seeing a dentist but have severe severe dental anxiety. When I went and saw the dentist in April they told me I had 6 cavities, three on each side and I needed them filled. I did half my mouth one day and they told me we would do the second half next. However I got my wisdom teeth out and they took a long time to heal. I went in to get my cavities filled (back left molars) but the holes were still too big for them to feel comfortable filling the cavities. Now I have to wait for an appointment until July 24. Over the past couple days I have been noticing more pain in the area and sensitivity. This morning I woke up around 4 in pain in the area. The actual tooth doesn’t seem to be hurting that bad but the real pain is coming from the gum surrounding it and sorta the wisdom tooth extraction site. The gums feel very inflamed and sensitive and look pretty irritated. I’m not sure if it’s my anxiety that’s making me so scared or the realization that I might have waited too long to get a filling and that I now need a root canal. Just wondering if anyone can explain the pain they had before they needed a root canal?