I just had a root canal done last Friday (little more than a week now). There was a good amount of decay, but the dentist reassured me the procedure went well; she was very thorough in cleaning. Said I was 10% that experience immense pain post treatment. I felt unbearable pain for the following two days. Then I finally received prescription anti-flammatory and anti-biotics. Pain seemed to subside for the rest of the week, until the following Friday/Saturday I felt moderate throbbing pain at night. I had my final crown placed that saturday, and now its tuesday and ii woke up at 3am feeling throbbing, piercing pain continuously. THe ibuprofen/tylenol was not helping much, i can still feel piercing pain on/off. Here's the thing, the pain seems to incur especially when at night when I lay down on my pillow, I feel pressure on the back of my head and when i get up the toothache heightens. If i sit up for a while, then pain slowly subsides. Did my dentist hit a nerve or something or will this lying down pain eventually go away?