Re: filling vs root canal
root canals are little more than a more extensive filling
The annoying (not scary, or any other word = simply annoying) part of them, for me, was having to have my mouth open for the length of time to work on the tooth.
They do take longer, your jaw is more sore from being open longer, but that would be the extent of the pain you *should* expect = a heavier than usual dose of ibuprofen should take care of that discomfort..
( for myself - the root canal treatment I had done was easier than the other fillings I've had done. He was a nicer practitioner)
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