Root Canal Treatment advice needed. Stressed!
I started developing a minor tooth ache on Monday, which progressed to quite severe pain by Wednesday.
I went to see my dentist who confirmed that the nerve in my molar was dead and that I needed a root canal treatment.
He then booked me in for Monday to do this.
I did done a little reading into RCT and found that there is a higher chance of success if carried out by an Endodontist. But at more that double the price of my regular dentist, is an Endodontist that much better than a normal dentist? Anyone here had one done by a regular dentist? What was your experience like?
If I decide to go with the Endo I will need my records and X-rays to pass onto the Endo, what is the best way of getting these without offending the my regular dentist as I would like to go back to him for the crown.
Also, the Endo would not be available to perform the RCT until end of next week, will this cause problems for the dead tooth? ie. is it at more risk of infections?
If so, is my dentist able to prescribe antibiotics to calm it?
At the moment I'm managing the pain with ibuprofen.
I'm only 30 and the last couple of days I've been depressed at the thought that I have pretty much lost a tooth, and the prospect of having a major surgery done to my teeth.
Any help much appreciated.