why is it, nearly every tooth I’ve had root canal treatment on ends up infected?? I had a filling fall out on Monday 19th March (the majority of my tooth on this one had collapsed last year) so I was left with a gaping hole. Didn’t have tooth ache or anything but I was just scared the whole tooth would break with having no filling. I went to my NHS dentist on Wednesday 21st March who cleaned out the tooth with a drill and refilled it. Later that day/night, I started to get toothache. When I went to work the next day the tooth and surrounding teeth felt sore and very sensitive if my teeth closed together. I went back to my NHS dentist who said I’d got an infection and prescribed me amoxycillin. The night of Thursday 22nd March I was in horrendous pain with it and didn’t get any sleep. Woke Friday 23rd March morning and my face was swollen and my entire mouth hurt. I went back to my NHS dentist again that morning and she removed the filling I’d had done on Wednesday saying it should calm down now and to keep on taking the anti-biotics and to see her later in the week for a possible full extraction. It’s now Saturday 24th March 2012 and I’m in absolute agony! My face is swollen and it hurts to move or walk about the house. Feels like a heart beat is in my whole upper jaw. Why can the tooth not be extracted when there is an infection? Why do I have to wait a week and a course of anti-biotics? The pain is horrendous and I’ve lost count of how many pain killers I’ve taken!
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