- Feb 1, 2020
- norwich, norfolk, uk
Hi. I just asked some questions the other week about my failed/damaged root canal treated tooth. At the moment, I am 'between dentists' if that makes any sense? Just to recap, my previous dentist gave me an appointment to extract this tooth for 15 weeks time! (14 now), so deciding that I've had enough of him (as he passed me onto another dentist who's hardly ever there), I found another one and registered there. They said I cannot go there for treatment until after I've had my first visit (on 26th. March). Just now, (Sunday night 09/02/20) I was eating some soft food, when goodness knows how, I felt my tooth virtually split in two! I received a sharp pain, like a knife going up into my jawbone and felt the tooth move. When I touch it, it's a bit like an electric shock. I should hopefully be able to get an appointment tomorrow (Monday), but this is at an emergency dentist at another location. They only give out appointments between 8.30 - 9.30 a.m. If I can't get through to get an appointment tomorrow, then I have to try again the next day, etc, etc! Apparently it's incredibly difficult to get through though, so there's not much chance of being successful. Should I try an get an emergency appointment out of hours, like now? Or should I contact 111? Or maybe even A&E? I can't eat at the moment and probably won't be able to do anything but drink until this tooth is extracted. Please help if you can. Thanks!