Remedy for an Absessed Tooth?
by Angie C
(Los Angeles, CA)
Several years ago I went to a dentist whom I thought was a really good dentist because he seemed so caring and even offered free lauging gas to those like me who hate needles. I had originally gone to him because he was more thoughtful than the dentist I had previously been to who was supposed to give me an antibiotic for a tooth he had worked on but only prescribed pain meds. Anyway when I went BACK sometime later to the new dentist for a tooth that was bothering me, he first said I might need a Root Canal. I told him I couldn't afford one and didn't have regular insurance just a credit card that could be used for medical and pet needs, so he offered another option saying maybe I didn't need one after all.
Option 2 was more affordable only problem was he didn't crown it properly and I had trouble with it, went back and he said he felt he should still do the Root Canal. At around that same time he removed a screw for me from an old root canal on another tooth that had been done many years before. What I didn't know was he had accidentally knocked a small hole in a perfectly good tooth and I noticed that even though it hadn't started hurting, but it felt funny, especially when I rubbed my tongue across it. It eventually fell apart and the first tooth he crowned had and still has an abcess.
Many times I have carefully lanced it with a sterile needle(it didn't hurt)but it keeps coming back! is there a remedy to help fix this? Thank you!
I stay away from dentist now.