Do I need Root Canal after Cavity filling?
Doctor Answers 3
root canals can needed anytime that you work on a tooth. In your case it seems that the dentist tried to be conservative and just do a filling in a cavity that was close to the nerve. As for fees, those are separate from the original filling fee. Most of the time , your dentist will apply the filling fee towards the more expensive procedure as a courtesy .Your tooth will not feel better prior to your bite adjustment and root canal and new crown. The procedure should take about 2 hours , from start to finish and with cad cam dentistry, they should be able to make your final crown In one visit
Root canal after #crown?
I would recommend returning to your dentist for a follow up. It is important that your bite be even and that you are not hitting on a particular tooth harder than the others. A bite that is off can cause chewing pain, jaw pain, headaches and other issues. It sounds like your dentist removed a cavity that was close to the pulp (nerve) and prepped your tooth for a crown. Your dentist will continue to monitor your tooth and if symptoms persist then a root canal will be recommended. If this is the case, you would be expected to pay the cost of the root canal. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
Real Self 100
Cavity filling and need of root canal.
Cavity filling is performed after removal of caries, if nerve has been affected previously or just removing the caries that was too close to pulp/nerves made you feel pain doesnt mean that your filling didnt work.
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