Its 3:45 AM and earlier (yesterday) at 9 am I went to a last minute dentist appointment because of some pain I’ve been having on my left side towards the back. I knew it wasn’t going to be good news. He tells me my top back two molars need root canals, and promised that I would be pain free until the next appointment. Handed me a “treatment plan” with a grand total of $5,000 between three appointments. I felt so much pressure to agree, and the second I mentioned “extraction” he shut me down. They cleaned them out, put a temp. Seal on them, and gave me pain killers to help until I go back for the main event on Wednesday. I am currently in agonizing sharp pain that I can only describe as a huge lightning bolt shooting through my whole left jaw whenever something barely touches the bad teeth. Not only am I exhausted from pain, the stress, the money, and now I am absolutely TERRIFIED to go back to him (he PROMISED I WOULD NOT BE IN PAIN) and I feel truly betrayed. I want to INSIST they be extracted. I have another tooth on my right side that was extracted, and it’s 100% hidden, and it’s even closer to the front than these two problems right now. I don’t care about how it will look (nobody will see them, it will be impossible) and i know about the long-term stuff with extractions. I just want to know if I have the option to go to another dentist and insist on extraction, when I’ve already had the initial part done. Will another dentist understand and help? I honestly want to break my finger so that I can get rid of this pain in the roots of my teeth. I already had dentist phobia, and now words can’t describe how betrayed and fearful I am now.