I accidentally broke a small part of one of my molar teeth on the right side about a year ago while eating pizza and I couldn't seek treatment right away because I was abroad. The dentist I visited a few months ago said it needs a filling although he would need to see an x-ray.. The dentist I visited recently, after seeing the x-ray told me that tooth should possibly needs to be extracted or it would be better if I go to a university hospital so that the gingiva that progressed to grow on top of that tooth needs to be cut or burned before trying a root canal treatment (which I guess would be under general anesthesia to burn a tissue?).. I am shocked.. I wanted to get a second opinion here about how bad the things look... I don't have pain in general although from time to time I have diffuse pain in that area which disappears in a few hours which I thought was provoked from tightly holding my teeth and possible grinding while sleeping because it occurs in the mornings and then disappears.. Probably since the last 6 months, I have been chewing only on one side because it hurts on the other side..
I was also told that I should get my bilateral horizontal wisdom teeth removed.. Considering that I am almost 25 years old and that these teeth haven't caused me any problems (and I was not aware of them until now), I am on the side to let them just be instead of undergoing a major surgery..
It was also added that I have another rotten teeth on the left side in one of the molars which needs filling..
I am relocating to the states possible in one month and wondering how much it would cost to get the mentioned gingiva removal and root canal procedure in the states on average..
Well I guess I had too much to digest in just one dental visit.. Hoping to get a second opinion on the tooth that was suggested for me get a root canal based on the panoramic x-ray..
Thank you very VERY much
(for some reason, I could not upload an image here so I uploaded it elsewhere and posting the link.. Thanks!!