I totally chickened out on going to the low-cost clinic as a walk-in and possibly sitting there all day and still not be seen by the dentist. I called a local clinic and was able to get an appointment the next morning and the visit plus x-ray cost only $110. I’m certain that is WAY less than my own dentist would have charged!
The x-ray didn’t show anything. No abcess, no real reason for the pain. That tooth has had a root canal and a crown, and he said that sometimes root canals do need to be re-done. ?? He said he could refer me to a specialist for a consultation about a new root canal but I can’t afford that. The only other option would be to pull the tooth but he thought that was premature. So I got a prescription for another antibiotic and I’ll see if I can coax it along for awhile longer. It’s not hurting anywhere near as much as it did back in April, so that’s good.