My bottom right first molar had been giving me on and off dull pain in the past four months. Three days ago, the pain got worse. I went to the dentist to have it checked. He said I sounded like I needed a root canal done. He took and did a tap test but everything turned out fine. He asked me to wait for a few more days and if it continued to ache, he will refer me to an endodontist.
How do you know that a is really needed? The dentist could not see anything wrong with the tooth but he is suggesting a root canal. So, why would a canal needed if the tooth is fine, no decay, no abscess, only an on and off pain? Please advise! Thanks so much!