New and so scared
I am a 34yr old mom of 3. I had a root canal this summer that was pretty bad and I waited long to fix it. I also have a dental implant on the tooth behind the root canal. I decided to get both the crowns replaced at one time. About a week later I developed the worst pain in my life. Burning, vice like pressure, I cannot even describe it. Nothing relieved the pian (tylanol, advil, aleve, vicode) the only relief I got was from xanax which was perscribed for occasional anxiety/sleeplessness years ago. I was completely confusted. I went to my dentist in tears and he removed one crown, the one on the dental implant, I felt some pressure relief but suddenly got painful burning that drove me crazy for a couple days. Since then the pain varries, it can be a dull ache in the root canal tooth (which has become sensitve to pressure again) it can be a pain in the tooth in front of that one. Sometimes I even feel like I want to rip the implant post out of my mouth. Sometimes it is like a rubberband is around my teeth. Pain spikes to terrible levels and leaves me panicky and terrified. My life is falling apart. I cry everyday. I now have no tooth on my implant, a painful root canal tooth that I would love to just have extracted but they don't want to do that without proof it needs to be, and pain in my other teeth. It is disrupting my whole life and that of my family memebers too. At times I cannot fathom that pulling the root canal tooth won't solve the problem. I am so afraid of being in worse pain. I feel trapped. I see a neurologist next week and am also having an MRI. I have made continual trips to the oral surgeon, dentist, and endodontist. When the endo did an occlual adjustment to get the RC tooth out of occlusioin I went through the roof with pain for days. I even went to the hospital. At times I am even considering a mental hospital since I am so worn down, panicky, and feel like I cannot cope. Does anyone have any suggestions or situations that are similar to mine? Does this ever go away? Will things always be this painful? How will I manage a young family like this, all I do is cry and painic with pain.