Five months ago, I began to get horrible pain in the upper left side of my jaw. It would last for 30 minutes to one hour then go away completely. After a few weeks, the pain became unbearable and would last all day. I went to the dentist who said I needed a root canal on my upper left first molar. He put me on antibiotics.
After one week, I went back to him to have the treatment. The night later, I got pressure pain and headaches. I called the dentist the next day. He instructed me to take the antibiotics for ten days and go back to him after ten days.
When I went back to him, he took x-rays and found out that second premolar tooth beside the root canalled tooth was badly abscessed. Why didn’t he see this when he first took during my first visit?
Anyway, he scheduled me for a on this tooth but I decided to go to an endodontist for a second opinion. The said the second premolar tooth was cracked and it can no longer be saved and should be pulled. I am confused now. What should I do? Do I need to go back to my regular dentist and have a canal done or extract the tooth as advised by the endodontist? Please advise me! I really do not know what to do now. Any information would be great!