- Sep 26, 2019
I have never really had dental fears until the root canal saga that has come into my life 9 months ago! I accidentally hit my front tooth, number 9 beginning of the year (so mad at myself). Had to have a root canal and it never healed. Was in pain daily, was pain on pressure and talking was agony. Gums in front of tooth started to swell come May but no pimple of drainage. Back incisive papilla started to swell come July. Went to my endo and just had retreatment done. It was done in two sittings. Filled with medicine and then finished it up. I’m about a week and a half out from re treatment and still in pain. Gums still swollen and tooth still hurts to pressure and talking. Would never dare bite into anything! If it’s not good in 4 weeks endo wants to do an apico. And I’m terrified. Got two second options and all have advised not to pull tooth yet as x rays looks okay. Not huge abscess or crack. One threw out it could be a neuralgia? I don’t think so. It’s the tooth. I’m terrified of the apico and just need this pain to go away. It’s been a terrible 9 months and taking a toll on my mental health. I can’t imagine doing the apico and then it still not being right. I’ve had cbct and no known fractures. Everything on x Ray looks good. My endo is great and I trust them. When she went in for retreat there was still drainage and inflammation. Had anyone had a successful apico and can calm my fears on this?????