First time here so hope I am in the right place!
Last week I had chronic pain from an abcess under a gold crown on my upper tooth (think it is a molar!) I had to see a different dentist at my practice who was less than sympatheitc to my dental phobia and after much tutting & sighing & telling me how bad my dental hygiene is she said the gold crown would have to come out in 4 days after a course of anti biotics. Needless to say she made me feel extremely belittled (& I do clean my teeth twice daily & floss!) so much for the effort my dentist has put in to trying to overcome my fears etc. she did this away in 5 minutes.
She asked me if the crown was root filled as she couldnt see on the Xray but I cant remember as I have several root fillings, I would of thought before you go pulling teeth you should know what you are dealing with & if it is the only option.
My concern here is that after 4 days of Amoxycillin the tooth has calmed down, so does the crown & root filling really need to be removed asap as she indicated or have I time to get a secondary opinion?