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Can I get a filling instead of a root canal

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: After a root canal, your tooth will at the very least need to have a filling placed to close the access hole where the root canal was done. In back t ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Front teeth genera;;y only need a filling if most of your tooth is intact. Back teeth should get a crown for full protection. See your dentist for wha ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: After the root canal treatment is completed, a definitive filling or crown is needed to maintain the seal where the access opening was made and to pro ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not normal: No, it's not normal and yes, you might need root canal therapy. I recommend that you call your dentist, and asked to be seen in order to evaluate you ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not normal...: I would call the dentist's office. They understand your particulars and may assist you in problem-solving. Some potential problems may be that the f ... Read More
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Dr. Londel Fields
Specializes in Dentistry
Possibly: If a pulp cap, a medicine that should placed nearest the nerve, it might better on it's own. However, if the filling is hitting too high, it needs to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Yes and No: If you had your mouth open for quite a while your jaw muscle could be sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience Dentistry
Toothache: How long ago did you have the first half of the root canal completed? If you are experiencing pain, then I would call your dentist and let them know. ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufactur ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Emergency Dentist: During this time, Dentists are seeing patients only for emergency visits. Call your regular dentist and let the person on call know what is going on. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Don't understand : If you are talking about the same tooth then, no. Once a patient decides on extraction that is definitive. If you are talking about multiple teeth and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Your choice: Both treatment options are viable. Can't tell how strong your actual tooth is, but i always prefer to restore natural teeth, if possible. There are no ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
36 years experience Dentistry
Root canals: All depends on how large and close the cavities to pulp(nerve).And also on the symptoms . If you are not sure what to do seek second opinion , always ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Contact dentist: The key to successful therapy is getting the entire procedure done on a timely basis. There is no reason, other than financial to have a temporary on ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See your dentist: It sounds as if it should not be a problem, but the best source is the dentist treating you.
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