I've now had multiple dentists/endodontists disagreeing on whether my tooth has irreversible pulpitis.
It had a very deep filling close to the pulp, so a sedative filling was put in. The filling was too high and I started having pain, that continued for several weeks after it was adjusted.
The pain has recently subsided, but has not gone away completely. Response to cold & percussion tests have been normal. Based on these facts, one dentist says it may mean the pulp is healing (he says if it was necrotic there would be no pain), and to give it a few more months. Another has insinuated that it's possible to have reduced pain if one nerve has died and others are still inflamed.
Is it dangerous to wait another few weeks to see what happens, or am I risking irreversible harm and/or intense suffering if there is necrosis followed by an infection/abscess?