Having sharp pain in upper right molar when chewing.
1st visit: exam/xray (no sign of cavity), dentist grinds down tooth to "relieve possible pressure point".
Pain still present.
2nd visit: 2nd exam/xray (still no visible cavity), fills tooth anyways. During filling doctor says "cavity is deeper than I thought."
Same pain still present.
3rd visit: Dentist grinds tooth to relieve more possible pressure points. Very painful when grinder hits specific spot on tooth.
Pain still present. Now tooth has additional severe pain with cold/hot temperatures.
4th visit: Dentist needs to examine tooth and may refer me to root canal specialist.
Why is it that I will be charged for the filling only to have to be referred to a speciallist to remove the filling and conduct a completely separate procedure?