Between not chewing on the left side of my mouth and taking Ibuprofen when I do chew, having a root canal and a crown done at the same time is taking a toll on me.

I don’t tolerate pain very well.  I went back to the dentist for the 4th time regarding this.  He is not able to duplicate the pain I get when I chew on the left side. It’s really strange.  He gave me something to chew on and I felt nothing — which is what I’m supposed to feel with a root canal because they took out the nerves.

However, the dentist tested for cold sensitivity.  Nothing. Then he tested for hot sensitivity.  Bingo! But not on the upper part of my mouth where I think I’m feeling the pain. The hot sensitivity is on a lower tooth that needs a cavity filled.

The dentist explained that sometimes the brain does not know where the pain is coming from. He filled the lower cavity and now we wait to see if it takes care of the problem.

In the meantime, another Ibuprofen to help alleviate the pain.



Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *