Around 3 months ago I visited the dentist after not going in too many years. I was told I needed fillings and had gum disease, for which I got a clean and prescribed mouthwash/special toothpaste. The gum disease went down however after getting a filling on the lower right side of my mouth, I had unbearable pain for a week. The dentist said it was quite a deep filling close to the nerve but hopefully wouldn't need a root canal. I went back to the dentist and was told the filling had stirred up my wisdom teeth which was why I had pain. I had three wisdom teeth removed a couple weeks later. The wisdom tooth that was causing pain and had been stirred up then developed a dry socket. The dry socket lasted around 5 weeks, the whole time was incredibly painful. I didn't realise it had healed because I was still in very bad pain, so went back to a dentist. They told me as it had healed the pain was probably coming from the adjacent tooth, so today I had a root canal done on that tooth (the first stage, the second will be in a few days). It has continued to be incredibly painful, almost more so, since (no improvement at all). He said it was quite inflamed. I grind my teeth, could that have something to do with it? I have now been on amoxicillyn with other antibiotics on and off for about 5 weeks so I don't know how I could have infection. How could I still be in this much pain? It has been exhausting.