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Do I need a root canal?

Does an abscessed tooth need a root canal or dental filling?


  • It really depends. In the very least an abscessed tooth means bacteria has gone deep into the pulp of the tooth and has caused an infection so a dental filling will not fix the problem. There could also be other causes such as a fracture or even an infection within the gums.

  • You need to consult a dentist right away. For this scenario your teeth should get root canal treatment and a dental crown. This helps you get relief from abscessed tooth.

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