I chipped my tooth on Wednesday while I was in Egypt. I went to the doctor who said it was a simple chip and he would fill it in with composites within an hour. Only the enamel had broken according to him. He took an xray and said everything was fine. I said I'd rather get it done back home.
I found a new Dr at my dental clinic, who first had a look and checked my tooth did a few tests. She too said it was only the emamel. Then she took an xray and said a root canal would be needed. Now I'm confused, why would a chip which is only 1/6-8 of the apparent tooth require a root canal. She said my root canal was exposed and might catch an infection later so it was best to remove it now.
I have absolutely no pain, the broken part is only slightly sensitive while brushing. Now I have a root canal appointment on Monday, but there is no way to contact the doctor before that since it's Sunday tomorrow. I am now skeptical of getting a root canal and need a second opinion.