Root Canal or a Filling?

While there are times when a filling may be sufficient to address a problem with your teeth, other instances may require a root canal. Let’s take a look at when a root canal could be necessary.

  • Large or deep cavities typically require a root canal.
  • A dead tooth will need a root canal to extract the root.
  • Discoloured teeth might also be treated with root canal surgery.
  • An extremely painful tooth generally needs a root canal.

“If your tooth isn’t discoloured and you’re only experiencing minor pain or sensitivity, your dentist may be able to repair the tooth with a simple filling.”

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Loran Simon

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