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Old 03-14-2019, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: Not trusting the dentist

So I went for a second option today. I am happy with it but..

Yes I need a root canal. The dentist put up my X-ray and showed me that it isn't the hole in my tooth that is the problem. That could be filled. There is a massive cavity on the other side of the tooth. I had no idea it was so massive but, I was aware of an issue with it. I had a wisdom tooth on that side that had made the area difficult to keep clean. I had that removed.

So I have an appointment with a top doctor in a week to get a root canal.

The only issue is that I have no idea where this dentist got the X-ray and it is my suspicion that she used an old one to make her case... I had sent them to her and her assistant asked me what X-ray was the one ... I told her what one but it really doesn't seem like that is what they showed me on the screen.

However, I feel like when two dentists say the same thing I should just give up the ghost and get the root canal.

I will essentially get a third opinion when I go for the root canal as apparently that doctor will do their own specific type of X-ray to see the tooth before doing the root canal.
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