Midna asked in HealthDental · 9 years ago

2 filing and two root canals on the same tooth and still in pain?

Alright let me just put this here.

I had a filing when I was younger on the tooth, then a few years later (I was 14) my new dentist went in and said that there was more in the same tooth and put another filing in. After this I was still in pain... So.. we went back to the same dentist and he said instead of giving me a filing (which we had already paid for) he needed to give me a root canal. We went along with it and about a year later ( I'm now 15) we go to a different dentist. He now says the other guy left out something in the tooth and that he needs to perform ANOTHER root canal... We go along with this one to. Well, at this point it's a miracle my tooth is even standing, considering how hollowed out it is. Unfortunately that didn't last, a few months ago I bit down on something and cracked a part out of the tooth.

Also I can wiggle the tooth a bit... I don't know if that helps anything.

Now here's the problem.

A few days ago the tooth started acting up again, I'm talking really bad pain. I can't even close my mouth it hurts so much, and pain pills aren't working in the least bit. If I put the tiniest pressure on the tooth pain shoots through that area. Can I do anything without losing my entire tooth? I'm only 15, I would want to keep my real teeth for a little bit longer.

Please no answers like "I don't know" or "Go to your dentist and find out" I'd rather visit my friend without having to stop and hold my jaw every 3 minutes.

Thank you so much for answering.

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  • 4 years ago

    LOL your dentist is not co-operating? he's shunning you off? wait a minute, who is the one that told you that you need a root canal a year ago? Who is the one that's been putting it off? who is not cooperating? It is YOUR problem that you let the tooth get this bad at the first place. YOU have lost his trust in you. He knows whatever he tells you you're not going to listen anyway. I'm being really mean but I'm telling you the real truth. When a tooth is hurting really bad or when it's infected the anesthetics do not work as well, harder to get numb. It's frustrating that a root canal could have been done a much easier way a year ago but you had made it difficult. answers to your questions: 1. you will feel much better now that the nerve is out of the tooth. At the second appointment it will be much easier than the first. The hardest part is getting you numb. 2. You're in the middle of a treatment. You do not want to do that. There are many different techniques about doing a root canal therapy; each dentist has their own way of doing things. If you're leaving to go to another, the second may be reluctant to take on your case as he does not have your complete history on the tooth and background. You will have to pay the second dentist full fee to finish the case. I suggest you stay with the same guy. good luck

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I think u need to see ur doctor, and explain them what kind of problem ur having.

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