Three months ago, I suddenly had a pain like an electric shock shoot down a tooth on the upper rigth side and into my jaw. After afew minutes it went away. Since then, I noticed that my tooth hurts with anything hot or cold. Since I only felt a little pain on the tooth, I ignored it. Three weeks ago, I had a slight fever. I woke up the
next day with a sore and I could barely move it. The pain was unbearable. My cheeks had swelled a bit and my gums were very sore. I went to the dentist, he took and he said I may have a very small but he could not tell which tooth it was on the X-ray. He put me on antibiotics. I finished the given course but the pain has not gone so I went back to the dentist. He tapped my teeth and said, it was the premolar tooth that was infected and I would need a done.
He began the root canal and put in a temporary filling after the procedure. He gave me one week supply of antibiotics and sent me on my way. A few days ago, he removed the temporary filling, cleaned and dug it out to kill the bacteria. He then put in the permanent filling and sent me home. After about 9 hours, I was in agonizing pain. It was coming from the filled tooth. I waited for two days hoping that it will settle down but the pain became intense, my face was swollen to the eye. I went back to the dentist. He removed the filling out but nothing drained. He then cut into my and drained the pus out, it had a very foul smell. He increased my antibiotics. He said he will re-fill the once the infection calms down. Can you tell me what went wrong? Everything seemed fine after the canal and the then suddenly, I had all these problems after the permanent filling was put in. I am still very much swollen. I'm starting to worry that the infection keep feeding itself and no amount if antibiotics can kill it. I am also afraid to lose this tooth in the end. Please help!!! I would be very grateful for any advice you can give me.