- Feb 8, 2010
About 3-4 days ago, my crown from my root canal 1 and a half years ago began to hurt. I'd wake up in the night and take Ibuprofen because the pain would awaken me. Any pressure on it hurt, and the pain would come and go. Now, my root canal only hurts a little under strong pressure, but right above it on my gum, is an eraser head-penny sized bump with some milky white stuff staining it. It's not hard, but pretty soft and gel like. Unfortunately, my car was totaled recently and I may not be able to get to the dentists for a week or 2. Is this something that can wait or should I pop into a doctor's office/hospital?