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I have a molar which has died after toothache.Visited NHS dentist expecting root filling but told not neccessary as no longer in pain and no infection so tooth could just be left.Denied that risk of abscess if left untreated.Is this really right or is dentist just wanting to avoid carrying out root treatment.If so, would I be better trying another dentist?

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Asked on 09/07/2013 12:00 am
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The fee system in the NHS discourages dentist from carrying out root canal treatment. The dentist may have decided to leave this tooth for now as it is not essential to dental health and is symptom free. Elective preventative dentistry will be better carried out privately.

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Sounds like he is avoiding RCT (maybe because he wont get paid well for it)
However many discoloured non vital teeth (which look dark) will remain symptom free for many years but often the nerve space can close down over time making it more difficult to treat in the future

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