One of the most common things I see in our Endodontics practice is someone who has had aching or slight pain for months (sometimes years). Then, presto, they are in excruciating pain and in need of emergency root canal treatment. Fortunately, for our patients, we keep several emergency appointments every day.
However, one problem is often someone is in too much pain for the anesthetic to work. So, first we need to get the pain under control.
My advice is…don’t wait. It only gets worse. Tooth decay or a nerve that is dying do not spontaneously heal themselves. So, go to your dentist at the early stage of a toothache. Maybe, you won’t even need a root canal treatment. If you wait, at least we have those emergency appointments.