I’m going to the dentist Tuesday, and am seriously considering another root canal (which would be done by an excellent endodontist). Like most of you, I am totally fried from being in pain all the time, and ready to find some kind of relief.
For a brief history of my dental work–pain started with an abscess, had an extraction (root was cracked on #14) and the pain got worse, started to move around. Had a root canal on tooth next to extraction (#13) but it didn’t really help with the pain. The endodontist did say that the tooth was “on it’s way out” based on the condition of the pulp.
Over the last year, the pain has settled more and more in #12 and is no longer moving around at all. #12 is a very old crown. On bad days it feels like someone is already trying to pull it out. The pain seems to be getting more intense, and I also have some numbness on the side of my tongue.
In February, the dentist took more x-rays and said all is fine, to my great disappointment. I’m sure I’ll have more tomorrow. But I really feel like going ahead even if he says it is normal.
So my question is–am I crazy? Anything I should consider beforehand?