- Mar 9, 2019
Went to dentist for lower left side tooth pain at the very back. After all tests and observations he said that the first priority is the two top teeth on the same side are priority because they have some cracks that needed crowns and that he would work on the bottom the next time and that he would put a bridge there since I have a tooth missing. He worked on the top and on my next visit he would work on the bottom. Yesterday I went again because the tooth I told him before about kept hurting on and off. He told me different things like grinding, or biting to hard when I ate. He checked it again and said it had a slight crack behind it and that I needed a root canal and a bridge because my teeth were starting to bend forward. I became upset and said that he should have made that side a priority instead since the reason I went was that area in which I had a tooth ache. I went to another dentist. I explained what happened and that I still had a tooth ache. He wants to start by replacing the temporary crowns then wants to build a bridge because of the missing tooth and that he won’t be able to know if I need a root canal until he takes the filling out to see if I have it infected. My fear is not going to the dentist but the pain of the tooth becoming unbearable. I hace 3 missing molars because seeing a dentist was a luxury for my family. Now that I’m 55 I have insurance but the tooth that hurts is not being treated first. Someone please help,me understand why I have to wait two more weeks to be treated first for the top crowns and then the tooth that is hurting. Is this normal procedure. I’m afraid that the pain will eventually become very painful.