Re: I need root canals- can I wait?
hi. this is my first time posting. Just wanted to let you know. In nov. 2005 I went to the dentist and was told I needed a root canal on my lower right molar, 2nd from the back. At that my dad got mad and embarassed me really badly,( I am a minor). So I didn't go back to the dentist until december 19,2006. Which it was a different dentist. And the only reason why I went was because I thought it was infected. Which it was. So mine last more than a year and the only problem I've had with it is that sometimes food gets stuck in the whole and that it is sensitive to cold. He put me on antibiotics to get rid of the infection and then Ill have to get a root canal. But I was thinking of having it pulled and having my wisdom tooth to replace it. My dentist told me that my molar has stronger roots than my wisdom tooth. But I have read over the internet that they can work perfectly in replacing that tooth. Bad teeth run in my family. Which is hard for me to grasp. My uncle had to have dentures put in through his mouth a couple of years ago. It scares me to think that it could happen to me. But now I'm rambling on about my problems. lol. So I'l stop. I hope this helped. =)