Re: What does mean when a tooth is dying?
Thanks for the reply. I did a search for information about it last night and I basically found out what you just told me so yes, I too was a little confused as to why he didn't do anything. Although he did give me some antibiotics to take as a precaution which I thought was a bit weird considering he said there wasn't any infection. However, he did tell me that the dying tooth was a predecessor of an abscess. It's really frustrating isn't it when you can't get a straight talking dentist and always have to find out all of the information yourself as dentists are so reluctant to do anything. I sometimes wonder if it's just that they can't be bothered or maybe they are worried of getting sued if it all goes wrong or something - I don't know. Anyway, I was hoping that after the extraction that would be the end of it but obviously it isn't.
I have an appointment to see my regular dentist on Wednesday, so I'll have a chat with her as to the best solution. I'm not a big fan of root canals as I've never had one succeed yet but I'm thinking that maybe if the tooth hasn't yet abscessed the chances of a successful root canal would be greatly increased - is this correct or am I just kidding myself?