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I'm 16, and my lower front tooth has been aching for a week, and a few days ago I went to the dentist and she told me that a root canal was supposed to be done soon. She prescribed me a week's worth of antibiotics to lessen the pain/sensitivity that my gums felt. On my lower front tooth's part -- it's working, and the pain is turning into a dull ache whenever I press down on my tooth, however I've been feeling slight twinges of discomfort in other parts of my teeth/gums. I'm scared that this means I'll have to have more root canals, and I'm only a teenager. I've read articles and posts about root canals and the reactions are polarised. Some say that they're painless, some say that they're painful and have consequences in later life, such as developments of diseases. I'm afraid and anxious that this root canal can only do more harm than good, and it worries me even more than I'm experiencing added pain. My anxiety has been through the roof these past few days and I haven't been well, especially since news of my root canal. I want to know if there's anything else wrong, or if I have to be worried, or if there are possibly other alternatives to a root canal (other than tooth extraction). Feedback would be much appreciated, thank you.
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