I broke a tooth the other day and the dentist says that my 2 options are to get the tooth extracted or have a root canal done. I have my senior recital coming up in 2 weeks and I am curious about healing time. With the root canal my dentist says I should be able to play my sax in about a day. With the extraction he says it could be up to a week. Any advice from my fellow sax players who may have gone through something similar? I have never had major dental work done and I am very nervous. Would either of these procedures effect my playing in the long term?
As of right now, I have super glue on the tooth to keep the nerve from being exposed and my dentist gave me antibiotics and pain killers. I am thinking about waiting out the operation until after my senior recital.
As a side note, my professor is out of the country performing until next week. I am just looking for answers/ opinions/ experiences. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.