Dentist Questions Root Canal

Would I need a root canal for my cavity?

I'm 22 years old and I left one of my cavities untreated for about two months. If I go to the dentist now, do you think that I would need a root canal since I left it for so long?

6 Answers

You would need to be examined to determine what treatment you would need.
It depends to the sign and symptoms of the tooth. Your dentist would be able to evaluate that.
That can only be determined with an examination in person the longer you wait the deeper the decay gets to the nerve. Once the nerve is infected with decay (decay is bacteria eating into your tooth) then your only choices are root canal, or extraction.
You have not provided enough information to determine if you need a root canal. A root canal is necessary when the nerve inside your tooth has been damaged to a point where it can no longer heal naturally. You should definitely visit your dentist, who can conduct a thorough examination and take xrays to determine what is going on and the best course of action.
Any dentist can decide only after an evaluation of your teeth. It’s very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting, and chewing with ease in no time. Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

-Efficient chewing
-Normal biting force and sensation
-Natural appearance
-Protection of other teeth from excessive wear or strain
If the dentists told you it was a large cavity, then there is a likelihood of the cavity becoming a root canal.