You probably should go to a dentist. I have a root canal that has been in my mouth for years and I have never had any problems. I prefer it to losing a tooth. I use a water pic instead of flossing. It does a better job. I use ORA MD instead of toothpaste and Xylitol for mouthwash. Some dentists are better than others. Don't just go to the cheapest one you can find.