- Apr 20, 2012
Hi - about 2 months ago I ended up having root canal treatment on one of the teeth in my lower jaw - I'd had a dental abcess with excrutiating pain. After a week of antibiotics, I went back for the root canal. I am a very nervous patient, but generally trust my dentist and he knows how nervous I get. The procedure started ok, but as it went on, when he was pushing the file thing into the tooth the pain was incredible. He stopped, packed the tooth with antibiotics and I went back a week later. Unfortunately, I had the same problems again - I had top up injections and my entire left side of the face was numb but the pain in the tooth was too much - I had to ask him to stop. He agreed but said he had not cleared the tooth as he would have liked. Problem I have now is that the tooth is starting to niggle again... I really can't face going through this again. My dentist said if I had further problems with the tooth we should consider sedation but from what I am reading, this would not resolve the pain issue - yes I would be more relaxed but the pain is real and I just don't know what to do....can anyone advise me?