I spent the best part of the last 10 days in increasing agony because of what I thought was an infected tooth. The tooth continued to get worse and worse despite the antibiotics I was taking. My dentist tried on two occasions to numb the tooth and had no luck. On Thursday I was in very rough shape, I was having problems sleeping and by the time I saw the endodontist I was shaking, vomiting and in so much pain I thought I could easily (and kind of happily) die! The only thing that helped was swishing cold water on the right side of my mouth.
Turns out my regular dentist and I thought it was THE WRONG TOOTH. This Endodontist was amazing. Numbed me up once we figured out that it was a rear molar (#2) and then did a fantastic root canal (which I fell asleep during 3 times).
My tooth is fixed.
I am in no pain.
I have my life back and my kids have their Mom back. Yay!