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Does heat sensitivity mean I need a root canal?

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In brief: No

There is no correlation.

In brief: No

There is no correlation.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
not necessarily, though heat sensitivity in a tooth can indicate infection or absess. see your dentist
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry

In brief: Heat sensitivity

In short, no. Heat sensitivity does not always mean a root canal is needed.
I can, however, indicate a crack or decay. It is also possible a root canal might be needed but a dentist would need to evaluate the tooth to be positive.

In brief: Heat sensitivity

In short, no. Heat sensitivity does not always mean a root canal is needed.
I can, however, indicate a crack or decay. It is also possible a root canal might be needed but a dentist would need to evaluate the tooth to be positive.
Dr. Matt Fulmer
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