- Jan 14, 2016
I went to my dentist for a cleaning and xrays. I was really hoping for no need for other work but of course, my big filling(about a third of my tooth) has broken (not causing me any pain) after only three years-it's amalgam. I've had this same filling redone 4 times in the last 15 years so am abit annoyed i'm having to get it done yet again. I don't eat hard food and am careful-chew mostly on my right side so how can this happen? I have bad anxiety esp. when having to get a filling done as I find it hard to breathe with the dental dam and all the extra stuff in my mouth. I also have a swollen sinus above this tooth so this is the worst time to get a filling. How long can I wait before I need to really get this done? I'd rather wait but don't want to wait too long as I don't want to get another root canal/ crown as I can't afford that? I felt very pressured to make an appt. next week but ever since I came home I've been crying, angry and annoyed- I just can't get it done that soon. I asked if I can get the tooth out but she said i'd then loose the tooth below it, is that true? I'd rather not have to deal with this annoying tooth ever again and would rather lose it than have to continue to go through having to get it refilled every 3 years, not to mention the cost of all of this! I wish that tooth was worse so I wouldn't have to try to save it, it is stressing me out.