- May 3, 2018
Hi l recently got a small filling in my central incisor tooth . The dentist took an x ray and said its possible the tooth could be infected or the nerve dead and may need a root canal but she couldn't tell for sure and asked me if l wanted her to drill an exploratory hole to check the nerve and l said "not this time, l'll leave it until the next appointment in 6 months time because l haven't really noticed any pain ." My biggest fear is losing the tooth because its such an important tooth. Am l putting my tooth at risk by waiting 6 months until my next check up? . Should l go back to my dentist now and ask her to do the exploratory drill to see if it needs a root canal? or would waiting 6 months not put my tooth at any risk?