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Does tooth heat sensitivity mean you need a root canal?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Heat sensitivity does not necessarily mean you need a root canal.
Depending on the length of time the heat sensitivity lasts and how it responds to heat compared to other teeth you may or may not need a root canal. Dentists will also look at other factors such as if the tooth is sensitive to biting pressure or tapping on it.

In brief: Maybe
Heat sensitivity does not necessarily mean you need a root canal.
Depending on the length of time the heat sensitivity lasts and how it responds to heat compared to other teeth you may or may not need a root canal. Dentists will also look at other factors such as if the tooth is sensitive to biting pressure or tapping on it.
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dr. Stanley Lin
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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Often times
Sensivity to hot and cold often times is a sign of inflammation of the tooth nerve, called pulpitis.
The treatment is root canal therapy.

In brief: Often times
Sensivity to hot and cold often times is a sign of inflammation of the tooth nerve, called pulpitis.
The treatment is root canal therapy.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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