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I have tooth pain. Should I get root canal treatment for this?

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Published At December 15, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 15, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have pain in one of the gums near one of the upper teeth. After eating or having something hot or cold, I feel sensitive and after that, I get pain for some time, but the pain goes away automatically. I have gone to one of the dentists and she suggested me to get a root canal treatment done but I feel that the pulp or tissue of that tooth is not yet damaged and can be recovered without doing a root canal. I am attaching a picture of my tooth. Kindly suggest whether the root canal is needed for this, or I can save my tooth using other methods.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

If you have pain after eating cold or hot, it mostly means that the nerves inside are infected. It has to be root canal treated. If you are so sure that it can be saved and want to try something else, ask a dentist to just clean the cavity and fill it with a temporary filling. Then wait for two or three weeks and check if there is pain. If you do not have any pain, then get it permanently filled.

Thank you for consulting me.

You can always come back and reach me at icliniq.com.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry

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