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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
Not always: No not always, the deeper it is the more likely you will have irreversible pulpitis.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: Depth of a carious lesion does not dictate whether or not you will need root canal therapy. In certain circumstances, moderately deep lesions will res ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not necessary: only if decay can cause enough of tissue damage to cause irreversible pulpitis.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Not always: A deep cavity may be able to be lined with a material like calcium hydroxide before the filling is place. This may keep the nerve from becoming infla ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Each situation is different so there is no one answer for everyone. If the tooth sensitivity is increasing as time passes, it's time for root canal th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Remove the tooth?: You can always choose to extract the tooth, but then you have the need to replace it. There is no good way to restore the tooth without a restoration ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection ?: If the deep cavity continues to rot your tooth, the nerve will die. Bacteria will travel through your tooth, into your bone. You will probably get an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Call Dentist: May be from insult to the nerve of the tooth from trying to repair the deep cavity. May be that the filling is just a little high and needs a minor a ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Pulpal hyperemia: Also called a reversible pulpitis. When caries and bacteria are in proximity to pulp, toxins and even bacteria may enter pulp resulting in inflammati ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
TMJ: Sometimes the temporo mandibular joints get inflamed after dental procedures because of the sustained opening of the mouth during the procedure. A cl ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes it can be done, but i wouldn't let anyone do it to me. I would expect it to really hurt. I have done fillings, root canals, even extracted teeth w ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This response is: From a non-dentist. You will likely also have outstanding input from healthtap dentists. I just wanted to point out one issue. When you pull a tooth - ... Read More

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