Will my two top right (#2 and #3) far back teeth ever be right? I’m beginning to believe the answer is no.
It was a year ago this past March or April when I had new crowns (replacement crowns) on those two teeth. I suppose the dentist saw something on x-rays because they weren’t bothering me. Oh, how I wish I had never had those two crowns replaced. I never could chew on that side after that . . still can’t. #3 became horribly cold sensitive. I couldn’t drink anything cold. I couldn’t even walk outside with my mouth closed (you know how hard that was!) without that side hurting. I wasn’t getting any satisfaction from the dentist so I changed dentists. I had trouble finding a dentist here so someone recommended a dentist in Abilene. I went to her and she said I needed a root canal on #3. A week or so later, I got a call from the dentist I’d been trying to see here so I went to see him. He said I needed a root canal on #3 and sent me to an endodontist in San Angelo. He said I needed a root canal on #2 and it looked worse to him than #3 but I told him #3 was killing so he did the root canal on #3 and a couple of weeks later did a root canal on #2. The cold sensitivity was resolved but I still couldn’t chew on those two teeth. #3 seemed worse but the dentist thinks #2 is worse. I dealt with that from January to June and the endodontist said he didn’t have a clue what was wrong but he would go back in and re-do the root canal to make sure there wasn’t anything he missed.
Two root canals on the same day. Not recommended!
Three months later, I still can’t chew and one or both hurt to touch. Brushing hurts. Forget flossing back there.
Yesterday I went back to the local dentist. I adjusted the “bite” . . ground down a high spot, so we’ll see what happens. My regular scheduled appointment is next month. This has gone on long enough. I keep thinking . . one more “something” and they’ll be right. I hate to pull two teeth but that’s about where I am with these two. I’m tired of the pain but I’m also tired of trying to get in to see the dentist. So many of the dentists here don’t even work four full days a week so getting an appointment is about as painful as the teeth.
I think my teeth are making me grumpy.