I went to another dentist here in town (my boyfriends dentist) to get a second opinion, which at this point wont really help since im in the middle of my "crown experience", but he said that he believes I need a root canal. So I told my other dentist, and she has scheduled me for a root canal on July 1st. I will be gone for two weeks and will have to live with my temporary crown (which I hear is no big deal) until I get back. They dont want to put on the permanent crown and then drill through it and have to fill it afterward. In the mean time, I am having some pain, still cant chew on it, and also one of my cavities on the other side is getting sensitive to chew on.
I have been reading on the board about root canals and how sometimes they dont solve the problem. Does anyone have any advice for me? I have never had one done, but I cannot imagine after all this time, and now this, it *not* working! I will be going to an endo, which from what it sounds like, is a good thing. I just want this to end. I want to chew again. *sigh* Im slowly resorting to a soft food diet.
Thanks for any advice in advance.