Your presentation is not uncommon. Deocclusion of afflicted may help ease the pain.
Thanks for your input. What do you mean by "deocculsion of afflicted"?
selective grinding of root canaled tooth so that there is no contact with opposing tooth
I had the same symptoms after my root canal. I was in SEVER pain. I was given a pain reliever and was told to put a heating pad on my jaw joint. The pain was unbearable. I missed three days of work, but the pain finally subsided.
Thanks for writing. I'm so sorry to hear you had to suffer like that. I know what you mean about "unbearable" - it really is!
I'm on day #7 now and still in some pain - taking Motrin 'round the clock and hoping it will get better, fingers crossed.
You sound like a dentist (or endodontist) - are you?
Not sure how I will achieve "deocclusion" - maybe once final crown is put on?
Still suffering on day #7, though the pain is a little bit more manageable. I do feel some numbness when I press my finger against my jawline (near my ear), though, and that has me worried.