Having had months of toothache .. and not able to see my dentist all through lockdown, I eventually managed to see her and she started the root canal two weeks ago. This was on UR5 , the second pre molar.
Unfortunately she could only find one canal and so washed that out and put a temp filling on. Sadly the toothache continued , and I also had a lot of discomfort on the right side of my nose and in the gums of my two front teeth.
I went back last Thursday for the dentist to have another go... I was in the chair for and hour and 10 minutes which for me is pure torture as I am a very nervous patient.
This time she did manage to locate the second canal, but only managed to treat a tiny bit.
She filled this and the first canal with the final cement, and put another temp filling on top, and I go back tomorrow .... if all is well she will then remove that and place a permanent filling.
However.... all is NOT well.. it still feels really uncomfy, lots of twinges and ache in the tooth and in my cheek. And also the ache and feeling of pressure is still in my top teeth and nose. Most unpleasant.
I am now so bothered that this has failed. I do realise that root canals may take days/weeks to ease, but I am fretting that as she couldn't find the whole of that second canal, that this procedure is doomed.
I am sure many of you have had root canal treatments... so does this sound right to you?
Back in March before lockdown I did see a maxfax specialist and had a full face x ray, and also a CT scan of my face... but nothing untoward showed up. But he suspected that UR5 and possibly UR4 were to blame.
For those of you who have had a root canal done, may I ask.. did your dentist use a "dam" (I have seen this on You Tube and read about it) .... mine didn't.
And also I am fretting maybe I should have gone to a root canal specialist, but my dentist said she would do it, and a friend of mine who uses the same practice has had two done there so I thought all would be well.
I am panicking now, and dreading tomorrow's appointment and yet at the same time just want to get this sorted as it's so horrid.
Thanks for reading.. sorry for the long post.
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