The bad news is I noticed part of my tooth wiggling last night. Not good. I called my dentist this morning, and he actually called me back (still this morning) and had me come in at 3:30pm today. He took one look at my tooth, shot me with novocaine and pulled out a broken piece of my tooth. He then gave me 2 scenarios.
1. I could let him try to save the rest of the tooth which meant removing some of my gums and grinding down some of my tooth and the bone or
2. Go to an oral surgeon to have my tooth removed and come back for an implant.
He said if it were him, he would try to save the tooth, and then he said if I did let him try to save the tooth and we just couldn't he would apply everything I pay him for that towards an implant. I really didn't want to go to an oral surgeon, I didn't want all my time and money I put into the root canal to be a waste, and I didn't want to deal with an implant if I didn't have to, so I went with the 'trying to save the tooth' route. He spent two hours working on my tooth and when he finished he put a temporary crown on and said he thinks we have a 70% chance of it working with a permanent crown. He wants it to heal for 3 weeks and then I'll come back so he can see how it looks and hopefully be able to put on a permanent crown. I had no idea 1 tooth could cause all this craziness! I feel kind of stupid asking people to pray for my tooth, but that's exactly what I'm going to do! Please be praying it can be saved and the doctor's heroic efforts (and all the pain I went through today) will not be in vain. :-)