My dentist, who I just started going to (due to new insurance) says I need a root canal, on a lower molar. I have never had one, and understand they can be painful or even somewhat risky. Thing is, I have no symptoms or pain at all at or around the site of that tooth. He says the roots of that tooth are dead. Is it possible to need a root canal without having any pain?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 19 - November - 2014, at 19:50 PM

  • Yes it is possible that you may need a root canal treatment in a tooth which is not painful, if the tooth is decayed. Sometimes because of decay the roots of tooth are dead but you donot have pain. But if the filling is done on that tooth without doing root canal treatment, the pain will start. So if your dentist is recommending root canal treatment and you are convinced then you go ahead. Root Canal treatment is not a painful procedure and not risky if you get it done from a specialist who is called Endodontist. for more info on root canal treatment you can check the following link in our webstie.... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-root-canal-therapy-17.aspx

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