My dentist filled a large cavity last week and told me it was close to the nerve. Five days later I started having sensitivity and pain off and on. I went in to the office and she put me on steroids and a z-pack. The pain is getting worse and I had to start taking Tylenol with codeine that she also prescribed. I tried to get by without it, but it was the worse pain I have ever had. I am wondering if this is possibly an abscessed tooth because the pain is so bad. The Tylenol with codeine stopped the pain at least. I don't like to take pain meds and usually put up with pain, but this was excruciating.
This is a tooth with a dying nerve. Believe me its worse than any abscess. I've had them. The prednisone was to hopefully stop the inflammation. You are going to end up with a root canal. Your dentist will need to open the tooth up so the gas that is being released by the dying nerve can get out, this will decrease the pain about 90%. Until the root canal can be done.
Yes. Whenever we question the actions of any physician Dentist, etc., it is always best to check with them first. The trust and confidence between patients and their caregivers is essential. Often times I find when there is significant doubt, a change in Dr is in order, often times not. Just sayin'
Hope you feel better soon, this is very uncomfortable (understatement) I know.
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