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Do I still need a root canal treatment?

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Posted by: nylonware  (11 years ago)

I went to the dentist 7 months ago because I had a severe toothache. The dentist told me that there is a bacteria in the small crack in the fillings of the aching tooth. He showed me where the bacteria is thru the x-ray images. I was then told that I need a root canal and a crown. I cannot afford a root canal during that time. I just changed my diet and I avoided sweets. I also searched for food and herbs I should stay away from and those that will help in cleansing/removing the bacteria in my tooth. When I had minor pain, I brush, floss and rinse with my mouth wash and the pain goes away eventually. A few hours ago, I had a minor toothache again and I noticed that the aching tooth appears a bit darker compared to the other teeth. What do you think I should do? Do I still need a root canal?

Please help! Your answers are highly appreciated!
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Posted by: jjules  (11 years ago)
Yes, get a root canal treatment to save the tooth. I'd better go for a permanent treatment. The pain could go away for a while but it will come back. Best regards!
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Posted by: dentallab  (11 years ago)
Hello Nylonware,

Yes, think about having it properly treated by your dentist. Better save the tooth now than be sorry later on.
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Posted by: spines  (11 years ago)

Dear Nylonware,

Aching tooth could be a sign of a cavity. If it's left untreated, it can be infected and may lead to a more complicated problem. I would visit the dentist and have the tooth saved as soon as I can.

Best Regards!