- May 2, 2019
- New York
I had a root canal 2 1/2 years ago on #15- had a hard recovery , mainly with gum problems. I was sore and had bad burning in that side of my mouth, gums and tongue. Underwent deep cleaning of entire mouth and then flap surgery over #15. It took about a year to feel normal again.I had another tooth extracted at the same time due to a failed root canal. I swore I'd never have another one. Fast forward 2 months ago- Burning tongue and slight discomfort on same side. Dentist says xray shows something around tooth, sends me to endo who says "it's nowhere near extraction" and he can re-do the root canal through the crown. Being optimistic, I choose to do it. Endo said he "found no surprises" in there (?) and to come back in a month to have him finish it up. It's been almost 3 weeks. I pretty much have no nerve pain but the soreness around tooth and roof of my mouth is really bad- no swelling, just sore. This is similar to what happened during tbe first rct. Everthing online says I should have been pain free in a week the most. I can't go through another year like this. I'm considering going to an oral surgeon and having it yanked. Is it possible that the soreness is just taking long to subside? I am 70 years old and in good health, see my dentist every 4 months and don't want to go back on anxiety meds which the tooth drove me to last time. Any advice would be aporeciated.