About one and one-half years ago I noticed that a crown that had been place on one of my left bottom molars (#19 I believe) had become a food trap. Two weeks ago, I had the root canal. The DMD who perfomed it (they do not have an endodontist at this clinic) had difficulty getting my mouth numb to start with. He had to give me three shots in the back corner of my mouth and also in my front of my mouth under the lip. He started the root canal, and I could still feel pain. He gave me two more injections in the root itself, which were very painful. I could feel everything he was doing, and the procedure was excrutiatingly painful. I have never experienced pain during a dental procedure before. All he said was that it had never been so difficult to get a patient numb before. I knew that I was in trouble, meaning that I knew it was going to be painful following the procedure due to the level of pain I was experiencing. I was a little nervous prior to the procedure, but I had taken valium, so I wasn't extremely anxious or anything. He told me that the tooth would be sore for "a couple of days," that I should be careful while chewing, and to take tylenol for any discomfort. After the procedure, I had a throbbing pain in the opposite (lower right) side actually. I do experience pain there sometimes. I think it is due to the facts that one tooth is missing, I normally did not chew on the opposite side, and it has been doing all of the work for the past year and a half or so (due to the fact that I have been unable to chew on the left side because of the pain). I normally chewed on the right side until it began to ache about 1 side about 1 1/2 years ago. I also have temporomandipular joint disorder. Two weeks after my root canal, my tooth continues to ache, and moreso, but in a different way. As before it was a continuous sometimes intermittent ache that sometimes throbbed, now it is often a stabbing or piercing pain, and a continuous ache. I went back to my general dentist, who put me on antibiotics. The antibiotics did not seem to be helping my pain after six days, so I went back to see the dentist who had performed the root canal. He told me that it could not be an infection due to the fact that the tooth was not infected before I had the root canal done. He said maybe it was inflammation, and advised that I take NSAIDS, which I am unble to do due to gastritis. He said he didn't think the problem was in the tooth itself, and he did

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 03 - October - 2012, at 04:06 AM

  • Hi JESSICA,It's good to hear that you are finally recovering.Wish you a speedy recovery.In case you have any other dental query,kindly get in touch with us.Keep us updated.Good luck!

  • Mary

    Mary 01 - October - 2012, at 00:47 AM

  • Dear Doctor Ritz and Doctor Mike, I want to share with you that I am finally getting better. Before the pain was getting a little worse every day. Now it has been getting better every day. Some days I have no pain at all, or so little pain I can barely feel it. I could not have survived without you. You helped me understand everything, and filled in for my doctors. Thank you for being so great. Jessica

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 24 - September - 2012, at 00:28 AM

  • Hi JESSICA,The email addresses stated by you are wrong.Kindly e-mail your x-rays at dr.dental@identalhub.com or dentist.32@identalhub.com We would try to provide you the correct treatment option at the earliest.

  • Mary

    Mary 24 - September - 2012, at 00:09 AM

  • HI Doctor Ritz and Doctor Mike, I tried to email you at dr.dentalhub.com, but I got a delivery failure notice because your mailbox is full, and it stated that this was a permanent error. And when I tried to email you at dentist32, I got a delivery failure notice--no emails can come there.

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 10 - September - 2012, at 00:23 AM

  • Dear JESSICA,You can send your x-rays to dr.dental@identalhub.com or dentist32@identalhub.com We would evaluate your case and try to give you the right treatment option.

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