- Jul 19, 2017
Over the last few days I've noticed one of my teeth has become sensitive to heat. I've recently made a trip back to the dentist after a 10 year absence and had 3 fillings and a cleaning. This is not a tooth that has been filled as the dentist said sensitivity could happen with those. Could this be an abscess or would I have more severe symptoms ? Would the dentist not of noticed something like a cavity at my appointment when finding the other 3 ? None of the teeth I had to have filled were sensitive and only one hurt at times when biting due to there being a small hole. This tooth does not hurt when biting or brushing only when it comes in to contact with stuff that is very hot (googling sensitivity to heat has made me think I will need a root canal) I really don't think I could cope with a root canal as I'm already a very nervous patient and the last filling I had hurt. Even after 3 injections I could still feel the drill plus I remember my mum telling me she had a root canal which she described as 2 hours of torture leading to the tooth needing extracting anyway. If this is the case I genuinely think I could cope better with having an extraction and an implant under sedation more so than a root canal as I know the dentist I see now wouldn't do a root canalwith iv sedation. During the last filling I was told the tooth being worked on had lots of roots (think it was a wisdom) and that I would just have to tolerate the pain. And if that hurt I have a feeling a RC would be even more unpleasant.