I went to the dentist 7 months ago because I had a severe toothache. The dentist told me that there is a bacteria in the small crack in the fillings of the aching tooth. He showed me where the bacteria is thru the images. I was then told that I need a root canal and a crown. I cannot afford a during that time. I just changed my diet and I avoided sweets. I also searched for food and herbs I should stay away from and those that will help in cleansing/removing the bacteria in my tooth. When I had minor pain, I brush, floss and rinse with my mouth wash and the pain goes away eventually. A few hours ago, I had a minor toothache again and I noticed that the aching tooth appears a bit darker compared to the other teeth. What do you think I should do? Do I still need a canal?
Please help! Your answers are highly appreciated!