Root Canal Complications
My abscess began on January 30th (Sunday). It progresses rapidly. I had a pack of axythomicin 500mg and began taking them that night. The following morning (Monday)I saw my dentist who did an xray and confirmed I had an abscessed second molar on the left bottom. He began a root canal and told me to finish my zpack. My cheek and jaw hurt afterward. I did finish the zpack but the pain was not gone completely so he started me on pennicillan on Feb 7th. On Feb 8th he completed the root canal. He gave me a "block". It took over an hour. He showed me the xray afterward. He had drilled completely though the end of the roots.
The filling that replaces the pulp could be seen in the xray, coming out the ends of the roots of the tooth in little bubbles. He put in a temporary filling and I am still on the pennicillin. My tooth hardly hurts at all. But I have pain in my jaw. Sometimes the pain radiates to the front of my lip and up toward my ear. My lip and face tingles. I feel sick, achy and nauseous sometimes. Like I have the flu. I am running a low grade fever of approx. 99.6, on and off and have been all week. Advil seems to help. It has now been 6 days since the actual root canal. I have 1 1/2 days of penicillin left to take and continue on the advil and alternate with tylenol. Is this normal to feel this bad from a root canal?