I have a dilemma with a tooth which had root canal treatment four years ago, done privately (and expensive!). All has been fine so far, but on a routine x-ray with a new dentist, it shows there is infection on the tip of one of the roots/canals! I have no symptoms whatsoever. My dentist has said this can be treated by redoing the one canal and replacing the crown. (expensive!) But has also said it is a dormant infection that may have been there some time, and can be there for years without trouble, so if I prefer, I can just live with it, and keep it regularly checked for the time being. Is this wise or should I deal with the infection straight away?
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