Several years ago, I had two root canals. One of them was very, very close to the nerve.
In December, I noticed blackness of the gum around the base of one of my teeth. I proceeded to initiate, my standard mode of operation, which is ignore it. Eventually I showed it to hubby. After Christmas, I was supposed to make an appointment with the dentist. I didn't.
I finally did make that appointment last week. I couldn't get in until this Friday. Last Friday, I went to my doctor to have my ears and sinuses checked because I was suffering ear pain. I was up front with the doctor saying it could be my tooth. She checked me out and said it wasn't my ears or sinuses but did give me a prescription for an antibiotic.
It did help. But today, my ear is bordering on excruciating. I know it is the tooth - so I am trying to just get along until Friday.
I am apprehensive about this visit because I know they will pressure me for a replacement that will cost thousands, which I can't afford. However, hubby is hesitant to have the tooth pulled since it is three teeth forward from the back.
I need a little relief from pain - and I need wisdom.