6th October 05:53
RCT 48hrs later...
It is now two days after the rct on a lower incisor. If put moderate
pressure with my finger on the *outside* (lower chin area) I feel pain
radiating all over the lower jaw. I tolerate pain very well but this one
hurts like no other. The dentist / oral surgeon who did this said that
it is normal. Is that so?
this is what happened Monday...
Took 2g of amoxicillin
He numbed my mouth - drilled the tooth, etc. There was only one c****
for the tooth and he said the nerve and everything was necrotic.
1:10 filled the tooth then took an x-ray
1:30 ground it down and built it up with some floor caulking or whatever
it was... then cured it with a light.
1:45 restroom break for everyone, including me
2:00 got a temporary crown. will be 4 weeks for the permanent one to
He said the thing went very well and it looked great on the x-ray.
I went home without very much pain... no pain pills.
The next day (Tuesday) I have pressure and some pain. I'm still taking
3g of amoxicillin each day. I went back to the dentist to have my gums
checked out (pocket depth is 4 or 5 on some - is that bad?).. scheduled
cleaning job. He looked at my rct'ed tooth and said it looked good and
the pain is normal.
Today: 100% DEBILITATING PAIN. I'm popping Ibuprofen left and right and
taking lots of amoxicillin - now Augmentin 1g.
Is this *really* normal?! This is the first and only rct job I've ever
I did want the tooth pulled out and in fact I almost pulled it with
pliers... it was that bad. But I don't want to spend $4k for an implant.
I fashioned a fake tooth with my son's playdough. It looked really good
but not very functional. AND playdough has microbubbles that can harbor
7th October 10:12
RCT 48hrs later...
YUP,,, wait it out!
Someone who breaks a leg better keep off it for a while too!
Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.
We’re Just A Duck Call Away!
STANDARD DISCLAIMER applies ~
meaning no one IN PENNSYLVANIA
has seen the tooth or teeth in
question so take this advice in
proper context ~ its the internet!
We is guessin'!