- Feb 4, 2014
I made a appointment with my dentist and I will be going in on Thursday. I had a root canal done well over 10 yrs ago and when my filling came out it took a part of the tooth with. I know it needs to be taken out, just this weekend a part of it cracked and now the gum has grown over. I am beyond scared, for one im not a huge fan of my dentist ( I just started going to him, and im a anxious person) so when he was taking xrays I continued to gag, he will need to take an xray on this tooth and im scared to do so. My question is, if the gum has grown over what can be done to remove the remaining tooth, will I need to go see a oral surgeon? I fear i'm starting a infection if I take antibiotics will the swelling go down and allow him to remove it? I think if i go in knowing what to expect I will feel better about the situation.