Renee's tooth has continued to bother her. So having made an appointment, we drove to Brandon to see another LDS dentist, Bro. Anderson. He took additional x-rays of her tooth, but he couldn't identify a problem. So they made an appointment to see an endodontist (root canal specialist) in the area. He did some additional investigation and decided that she has a fractured root on the problem tooth and it needs to be extracted. So we drove back to the first dentist to discuss alternatives. Enroute, Renee called our dentist in Provo to explain the situation to him.
The next step will be to make an appointment with an oral surgeon to have the tooth pulled. The plan is to replace the tooth with an implant. They may be able to start the implant when they pull the tooth. If not, they will need to allow the extraction to heal and then start the implant. In the best case, it will be a 3+ month process.
Not exactly good news, but at least we now know what the problem is.