I have been having pain on one of my upper teeth for a few months already but I kept on ignoring it because of bad dental experiences. During my past dental works, I've experienced lots of pain because my teeth could not get numbed. My face, half of my tongue and lips would get numbed but not my teeth and entire jaw. I had oral surgeries where I woke in the middle of the procedure and the pain was horrible.
The pain was excruciating so I decided to visit a new dentist. Based from the x-ray, my wisdom tooth was growing toward my molar and had a large cavity in it. I was advised to visit an oral surgeon to have the wisdom tooth removed and to an endodontist to get a canal treatment in the molar.
I went to the first. I informed him about my past dentist's problem in getting me numb enough to complete the necessary work. He said he will put me into a deeper sedation. The was carried out successfully. However, few hours after the procedure, I had extreme pain which had spread to the back of my tongue, and up to my ears. The pain seemed to come from the area where they gave me the numbing injection. I was told that the numbness will wear off in a few days but it wore off after a few hours. I was in a lot of pain for 10 days.
After about three weeks, I went to the to have my removed. A few hours after the extraction, I also had pain in the exact spot it was injected. The ache in my ear and tongue become worse. I can't seem to stand the pain! I am now again afraid to go back and have my removed.
Do you think I could be allergic to the anesthetic or there might be something else which is causing the problem? Please help me! I do not know what to do. I would be forever grateful for your help!