Would you suggest a root canal or 2nd opinion?
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Is a root canal needed? #DrSoftTouch
The dark area you see on your crown is not indicative of a root canal. If the crown is worn and no protecting the underlying tooth as it should, I would recommend replacement. Unfortunately, without an x-ray it's impossible for me to determine if the tooth needs a root canal. I would recommend speaking with your dentist about your concerns. I hope this helps. Click save on the save button below my name, so that you may ask me more questions in the future.
A dark hole is not indicitive of root canal. It is best to test the nerve of the tooth as a first step to see if there is any nerve damage before starting the work.
That dark spot you see on the top of the cap would not necessitate you needing a root canal. Unfortunately, without seeing an x-ray I can't comment on whether or not your tooth needs a root canal. It's also difficult to repair wear on a cap because there would be no room to place some type of filling on the cap unless a hole was drilled into the cap to create room. Probably not necessary.
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