Aug 31, 2013 - 10:43 pm
When I was diagnosed with cancer, they knew immediately it was a BIG tumor and it was IN my lower left jaw. I had a tooth on my lower right side that needed a root canal. No one wanted to do it before surgery because I had to use the right side to eat and so we waited. Well, after surgery, I still (of course) had to use my right side to eat and so nothing was done. It never hurt or bothered me at all, so we went into rads. Treatment ended on June 21. Now for the last two days that tooth is hurting ALL THE TIME. My rad onc won't release me yet to have a root canal. Is that normal? I know he said no to an extraction, which I understand...but no root canal either? He's not an easy person to deal with (remember the whole PEG fiasco?) so I want the advice from y'all....the ones who have been there, done that. I also have 4 cavities that I didn't have before rads. Ugh! My poor mouth has been through it!
There is also a broken tooth that my dentist wants pulled, but that's a story for another time.......