I’m very desperate and I hope you can help me.
After about 12 years of not going to the dentist, I went in about a month ago to know if I am qualified for braces. The dentist said I needed them badly. He then began to work on my teeth. He put me on deep cleaning, he filled 5 of my teeth and he extracted a badly broken molar (upper right first molar). It healed without any problem.
After a few days, my second lower left molar started to hurt. I rang the dentist about this and he asked me to come in the next day. He said he got difficulty in filling this tooth.
After examining the tooth, he said I would need a root canal. I agreed and they started the procedure. I received 6 shots of the numbing medication, which hurt so much. I still feel every bit of pain while they're doing the root canal. After a few hours, the dentist said, the root nerves are complicated and he has to sent me to a specialist. I was sent home with agonizing pain.
After several days, I told the dentist that I would just want to have the tooth extracted instead of going through the canal procedure. I got numbed and I did not feel any pain when he started working on my tooth. However, it was a difficult extraction and he snapped my jaw out of place for like half an inch. I was literally shrinking in pain. My was very sore and I could not talk for hours after the procedure. I was sent home with gauze. He prescribed me some medication. When the numbing wore off, the pain was horrible, I was in tears. One week after the extraction, I saw a bone erupting from the extraction site. I was so scared and worried that the dentist may have missed a part of the root. I called him and he said it's not a big deal, the will heal over it. After a few more days, it started to poke up through my jaw. I couldn't eat anything except mashed potatoes.
Is it time to go to another dentist? I only want this pain to go away and get braces. I am on medication everyday but I still stayed in pain. I am sick of not being able to eat well. Please help me.:-(