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Can a root cavity be filled?

I am a 29 year old female. I want to know if a root cavity can be filled?

11 Answers

Under most circumstances yes.
Depends on size and location, but normally yes if decay is not below or at bone line.
It depends; if the cavity is deep, you may need a root canal or extraction. It's hard to comment without an exam.
Only if it is accessible and nowhere near the nerve .
With a root canal.
Depends on how deep it is. If it needs the root canal, that ought to be done. Your dentist or endodontist will know best after they do the exam.
Usually yes. It would be standard unless the root cavity is far below the gum line.
If all of the decay is visible (not underneath the gum), probably so. Decay on the root does get close to the nerve or pulp quickly.
It depends on the depth, location and condition of your mouth overall. Please visit a dentist to be evaluated.

Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S.
Yes, some but not all root cavities may be filled. Deeper cavities m ay require a root canal prior to being restored or even require an extraction. It is important to have a dentist evaluate one's specific case to determine what treatment options may be available.
You have not provided enough information for me to give you a definite answer. It depends on the exact location on the root, and also the size. It is possible that it may be able to be filled if it is not too deep, but if it is deep, it may need a root canal, and if even deeper, the tooth may not be able to be saved and need to be extracted.