I recently bit into something which gave me some pain and damaged my 2nd to last molar at the top of my mouth. The damage was very small so I decided I would bring this up at my next dental check up which is in September.
Unfortunately last week I started to get considerable cold/hot sensitivity pain. Even cold air would give me incredible pain and after a few days it became so bad I couldn't sleep so I went to see an emergency dentist.
The emergency dentist told me I had decay in the tooth and the pain was root pain. He told me I would probably need to get the tooth extracted or have a root canal but as he was an emergency dentist he doesn't perform such procedures there and then. He then removed the decay and added some temporary dressing filling, ever since my pain and sensitivity has gone completely.
I have tried to make an appointment with my denist for a root canal however I was told I cannot get anything for 5 weeks until which I will be having my checkup anyway. I could go privately here in the UK and have it done sooner but it will cost me a lot of money.
I am so scared the pain will come back and I am starting to feel the temporary filling dressing material wearing away. Is it possible the nerve will stay settled for this time period? I am hoping it won't flare up again since he removed the decay but it is a constant worry for me.