- Mar 9, 2022
Hi! I have a root canal consult scheduled in 2 days. I had a tooth that had a cavity, broke off some and then had a piece come out of the tooth in the beginning of this month. I went to the dentist that same week and they said the tooth had a lot of decay inside and it had started to travel down so I would need a root canal, they then referred me to an endodontist. Since the tooth had a piece come out a few weeks ago, it's starting to turn grey and it's freaking me out. It previously had some darkness, but it seems to have expanded a little. I am worried about the wait time until I have to get the root canal done, what could happen in the meantime. Could more of my tooth break, will it turn totally dark and get infected causing an emergency? Or get infected at all? Or anything bad? There's no pain in the tooth. When I called for the consult, they said they were booking out root canals for about 3-4 weeks so I know I will have to wait. I am just freaking out at what might happen until then to my tooth. I currently have Dentek temporary filling where the hole/crack was in my tooth that's protecting it.