SO, make this story short. LOTS of pain. I have had a root canal on teeth 3 and 4. Temporary crowns were put on them and tooth 3 became SO painful. Dentist and endodontist concluded that the crown would not contain the entire crack as it went clear to the root, so I had tooth extracted on this past Monday. I also got a bone graft at the time. My mouth has a HORRID taste, I can barely stand it. My kids don't want me to talk to them because my mouth "smells like puke." I am following instructions, eating soft food, rinsing with salt water, the rinse they gave me and taking penicillin.
I do still have pain, but also need root canals on #5 and possible #30. Because of money, we are tackling the most painful teeth first. I do feel much better, but the tooth extraction was NOTHING like I expected, the tooth broke along the crack, had to be cut in two to get it out, etc. My cheek is bruised too.
My husband had dry sockets when he had his wisdom teeth removed and I am worried about that. The taste is horrible and I can't make it go away! Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!