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Should I still get a root canal?

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Posted by: ishbelle  (9 years ago)
Hi everyone!

My tooth #30 was filled ten months ago. For the past couple of months, the tooth started to hurt to anything cold. The dentist said she would replace the filling. When she removed the old filling out, she told me the nerve looked bruised and that I needed a root canal. When the filling was replaced, the pain went away.

Do you think I still need a root canal even though the new filling seemed to have fixed the problem? The dentist said the traumatized nerve would eventually give me problems in the future. I just want another opinion before I go and have a root canal treatment. Any help would be great. Thanks!
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Hi everyone!

My tooth #30 was filled ten months ago. For the past couple of months, the tooth started to hurt to anything cold. The dentist said she would replace the filling. When she removed the old filling out, she told me the nerve looked bruised and that I needed a root canal. When the filling was replaced, the pain went away.

Do you think I still need a root canal even though the new filling seemed to have fixed the problem? The dentist said the traumatized nerve would eventually give me problems in the future. I just want another opinion before I go and have a root canal treatment. Any help would be great. Thanks!


The problem is you never know when the nerve will die and abscess. It might be 5 years from now on a weekday; it might be Christmas day when every dentist is closed. I would have some vitality tests done on the tooth before you decide to proceed.
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