Originally Posted by mtlguyca
I need your help!
I went to see a new dentist yesterday and he found that I have tooth decay on one of my teeth....I wouldnt say its a small one but it didnt reach the pulp and it never / doesnt hurt!
My dentist wants to do a root canal tomorrow and he said that there is a 25% chance he can save it without root canal!
Do you guys think he is fooling me? I got no pain or anything why he cant just drill it and put a filling in it?
Thanks, im trying to avoid the root canal!
must admit in my experience unless it is hurting you, they dont normally like doing a root canal?
it is possible ,once drilling into the tooth to sort out the decay it could hit a nerve or damage it
but i would of though IMO ,that he would only do the root canal if damage was done to the nerve while drilling the tooth?
i could be wrong as im not a dentist ,just had loads treatment and root canals etc