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Old 03-17-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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So I got a second opinion: Root canal.

But I was happy that the second dentist was much happier to reasonably explain the problem. I do have a hole in my tooth. That is not the problem. On the other side of the tooth there is a massive cavity that is too close to the nerve to leave it there. In fact she suggest that the instability of the tooth could be the reason why this hole happened on the other side.

This does make more sense. I was aware of a potential issue back there due to the fact I had (previously) had a wisdom tooth that made it difficult to clean. Though I was not aware it was this bad.

The prior dentist did not properly do the X-ray and get the entire tooth. I am not sure how she came to the diagnosis but perhaps it is something that she can just see.

So I will be doing that. With the second doctor's root canal person.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:34 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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Glad you got it figured out and found someone you feel you can trust. That's an important part of the process!
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:53 AM
 
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Hi Guys,

If all the dentists you have visited previously tell you that you need a root canal then maybe you really need one. Many times a decay does not hurt until it affects the tooth to such an extent that it cannot be saved.

Thanks & Regards
George Belly
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