I have a root canal horror story to share.
Went in for routine cleaning. Was told I needed a small cavity filled.
Had the cavity filled. CONSTANT pain and sensitivy for the next 6 wks!!
Dentist determined he had accidently "hit the nerve" while filling the tooth. He removed the silver filling and placed a temorary medicated filling to try and save the nerve.
Returned to have temporary filling removed and a permanent silver filling placed again. When the dentist attempted to do this he encountered exposed nerve and a lot of bleeding. Placed another temporary filling. CONSTANT pain again. (ruined my vacation.
Dentist drilled into the tooth and did a pulpotomy. Placed temporary filling and recommended root canal ASAP.
Went in for root canal. Endodontist had horrible trouble getting at third root. Had to do apicoectomy, going in through my gum and removing the root. Had to have stitches in my gum. Horrible.
Went back to dentist to have crown placed over what is left of tooth. Dentist states the endodontist didn't leave enough tooth to rebuild or place cap around. Tooth will just have to be extracted.
That's MY horror story for you all. It's pretty much ruined the last 6 mos. of my life!