- Mar 16, 2021
I went in today to get a temporary crown on tooth #2 (upper molar). The root canal last week went great, no problems at all, but today’s appointment took 2 hours and 15 minutes. I was told that the tooth was “tricky” and the process took a lot longer than they were anticipating. Does anyone know what might cause an issue? My tooth feels okay now, but my gums around the tooth is very sore. I was less nervous for this procedure than I was for the root canal & this procedure was far less comfortable for me. No real pain but so much noise/drilling. Etc. I’m in a bit of a panic because I need another rct + crown on a broken lower molar & I'm scared to go through this again. Now that the main “emergencies” have been addressed, I will go in a week from today for my first dental X-rays/cleaning/exam in almost 10 years. I’m so terrified of what else they’ll find & how much more it will cost me! I’m already in $1300 out of pocket for the rct + crown. My limit is $1750, so pretty soon everything will be 100% out of pocket. I’m just hoping any additional repairs can wait until January when my dental kicks back in again. I’m seriously going to go broke.