francisunderwood wrote:The filling part doesn't scare me but according to the xray the cavity goes almost all the way to the root. The dentist said there is a good chance I just need a filling since I don't have any pain but won't know until the procedure has started.
What should I do, I have read bad stories on root canals.
When I was in that position of having a tooth repaired and not being sure of being possible (in 2006), I instructed the dentist to extract it in such a case. After the procedure he announced that he had done a root-canal instead!?!
2 years later, and some serious infections later (myopericarditis and schistosomiasis), I got diagnosed a PAD with a 60% walking-disability due to a 80% blockage at my abdominal aorta bifurcation. Though I could reverse after 6 years the walking-disability, I still do suffer from ME/CFS symptoms (being able to work part-time only). Therefore got the root-canal treated tooth pulled last year from a different dentist.
What to do with such an ass-hole of a dentist?