A 28-year-old female asked:

I've a molar requiring crowning. dentist couldn't remove all cavity as it hurts bad. 3 mths observation before crowning. will cavity worsen?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Eventually, yes: If the carious lesion is that deep, then the tooth may require root canal therapy first. Better to treat the problem before the crown is placed.
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