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    Cavities: Do you need a filling or root canal therapy?

    teeth, dental health, smile, dentist, oral healthUntreated cavities can lead to teeth loss. While some cavities only require fillings, others need root canal therapy. How do you know which one you need?

    Key takeaways:

    – Fillings are sufficient when the decay hasn’t progressed to the third layer of the tooth or to the pulp.

    – Root canal therapy is necessary where the cavity has eaten into the nerve tissue of the tooth.

    – Radiating pain, sensitivity to hot and cold foods, and discolouration are signs that you need root canal therapy.

    – A root canal procedure will end the intense pain.

    Visit the dentist immediately, to save your teeth.

    Read more here:

    Is a Filling Okay, or Will I Need a Root Canal?

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.