Possible abscess after 2/3 root canal treatments?

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    GiddyG2001

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    Went for my first root canal treatment a week ago,they did half and said they'd complete it next week as I have a "wicker curve" in my root.
    Went back today,took 5 hits of anaesthetic and could still feel them prodding. But wanted to get it done so told them to continue. They still couldn't finish today as they spent 30 mins trying to numb me up.
    That was at 9 this morning,anaesthetic has worn off and I'm left with a sinking feeling I've developed/got an abscess in that tooth. Its throbbing and sore when I press down.
    After the first treatment,my whole mouth was sore for a few days,but this is a different pain and isolated to the the tooth.

    Is it possible to develop an abscess that quick? I'm panicking quite a bit as I suffered with abscesses a few times in the past and honestly,the pain was that bad,I'd rather go through child birth again! I'm hoping against everything my tooth is just sore from all the prodding around but it feels exactly like it did all those years ago.

    I have a fear of the dentists anyway so this is not helping.

    Any advice?
     
    GiddyG2001, Apr 11, 2019
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    Anyone?
     
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    Ask to be referred to an endodontist (root canal specialist). He/she may be more expensive but that is all they do and will have all the latest and greatest equipment. If costs, time, convenience etc are prohibitive, consider extraction.
     
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