Does a tooth that mildly hurts but not sensitive to hot mean I need an extraction or can it be solved with a filling? It's probably from a cavity because I think I see a black spot. If it does start hurting more before my dentist appointment, what pain meds work best?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 15 - August - 2010, at 18:02 PM

  • To diagnose whether the tooth can be saved or it has to be pulled out, we have to do thorough clinical examination and take xrays. Normally a decayed tooth which hurts but is not sensitive to hot & cold, is already necrosed. These sort of teeth can be saved by doing Root Canal Treatment but decision depends on the extent of decay and intensity of infection. If it starts hurting more you can take pain killer tabs but ultimately antibiotics will have to be take to control the infection. For more info on tooth conditions leading to Root Canal Treatment, you can read the following article in our website....

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