I visited the dentist recently for the first time in seven years (I'm 24). I had had a toothache on and off for a few months. After an X-ray, the dentist said I'd need to get a filling in that tooth, and three other small fillings. The appointment was yesterday, and I'm not very happy with how it went.
Afterwards, she said that she had filled the tooth that had caused the toothache, but that the other teeth which she had been planning to fill now needed three root canals. She said it was either this or extracting the teeth. I've never had any pain in these three teeth before, so I was surprised that they even needed fillings. I was a bit woozy so I didn't really debate this with her. She has already drilled these teeth and put temporary fillings in.
Two of the fillings are too high and hurt when I bite down, so I can't close my teeth properly, or chew food without pain. This isn't as painful as it was this morning so hopefully it'll go away. One of the fillings (the permanent one) is too low, and I can feel the sharp edges of the corners of the tooth. My teeth are quite sore in general today.
I'm going back in to get the height of the fillings adjusted, and to ask a bit more about the root canals. I was just wondering if it seems unusual for a 24 year old to need root canals in three teeth which had given no pain previously? Obviously you can't diagnose over the Internet, but do you think it's worth getting a second opinion? Or is it too late if she's already done the drilling and put in temporary fillings? Also, all three of the teeth are molars and she hasn't mentioned crowning them - just the root canals and fillings. The cost is really adding up...