Re: Have inlay might need root canal??!!
A dentist will only recommend a root canal if the tooth was ready for one and the procedure was needed. At the time the inlay was placed, you may not have been showing any signs of needing a root canal at that time. Just because the tooth is sensitive now, does not necessarily mean that you will need a root canal anytime soon, if at all. It's the dentists job to inform you on what might happen if the tooth does not settle down. At this point, the dentist is probably waiting to see if the tooth calms down on it's own or if a root canal is needed.