- Mar 15, 2017
I had fillings re-done (cavities were initially filled years ago) on my 2 back left molars back in August. After getting the fillings I had developed pain and sensitivity. The dentist that did the fillings did not know why the pain was happening, said the x ray looked ok. I went to another dentist for a second opinion and he said something similar and tried adjusting my bite. He said my back molar has a very deep cavity but doesn’t look like it’s touching a nerve. I was still in pain so it was suggested to go to an endodontist. The endodontist said the same thing and told me to wait it out. After about a month the pain subsided. Until Yesterday- I began developing pain and sensitivity again. I know that I clench my teeth at night and maybe this could have contributed to it. I can’t even tell which tooth is the offending tooth because the entire area is in pain. I took Advil earlier and it didn’t seem to help much. I am currently already on antibiotics for about a week from a suspected sinus infection. Has anyone had similar experiences of pain subsiding then returning? Could this much pain result from clenching or am I just in need of a root canal/canals? Also can general dentists do root canals? The endodontist I went to was the only one I could find that took my insurance however I didn’t care for him.