Hayward K A R - 1 2 0 CPremium
Key West, FL
reply to MJimLay
Re: root canal? I find that somewhat hard to believe, and would get a second opinion.
That the tooth is cold and sugar sensitive says that for the moment the nerve is very alive and well.
Normally root canal is mandated when there is sub gum infection/pain and the nerve is pretty much dead.
Of course this can vary by how decayed the tooth is and which it is.
But if they haven't mentioned a cap/crown too I would be very suspicious something that radical would be suggested or actually necessary.
But you mention a huge deep filling is involved... but again then a cap/crown should have been mentioned too not just refilling.
Second opinion would seem to be in order quickly before the nerve is infected, unless a long trusted dentist.
And they still might suggest a crown/cap, but still have the tooth alive and no root canal....fancy words for removing the nerve... and leaving the tooth mostly dead but still rooted.