Does pain always end in a root canal?

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Hi again everyone, I've hit another rough patch in my dental journey. My lower left canine has a large cavity and in the last few days it's started to hurt a little :cry: I have the dentist again on the 4th for a root canal in my front tooth, and I'm really scared I'll need yet another one, taking my total up to four :shame: I feel so upset, it feels like the more I've started attending the dentist, the more trouble I'm having. I'm really not as afraid to go anymore, I just feel like my teeth will never be normal again. I know it's probably not as bad as I'm thinking, and my dentist will sort me out and make me feel better, but I don't know... Anyway, thank you for any help :)
 
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Hi no a pain doesn't always mean a rct and I hope yours doesn't this time. As long as you don't end up with it extracting I think you will be a winner :butterfly:
 
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I agree with Carole that pain does not always end in a root canal. I have a tooth that hurts on and off for over three years now, and even had them send me to the root canal specialist for an evaluation. Nothing wrong with that tooth. I also have a filling that hurts on and off from clenching. Today's x-rays and exam shows it is fine. Try not to worry too much. As long as you are fixing your teeth as you go you will probably never lose them.
 
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Hiya again everyone, thanks for your replies. Had my root canal done and all went good, a little bit sore for the injection this time, but my gum was still a a little swollen :) The dentist had a look at the tooth that was sore, and he said he thinks it might just need a regular filling, but he'll double check at my next appt. on the 10th. Thanks for your support again! :jump:
 
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I am glad your rct went well. Hopefully you won't need another but if you do it is better than losing the tooth and having to have it extracted. Well done you :yayy::claps::claps::claps::bounces::wow::perfect::butterfly:
 
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I am glad your rct went well. Hopefully you won't need another but if you do it is better than losing the tooth and having to have it extracted. Well done you :yayy::claps::claps::claps::bounces::wow::perfect::butterfly:

Hi Carole, thank you! All of this has taught me a tough lesson to never ignore the pain and hope it'll get better(done that too often to mention), but to get it looked at as soon as possible so a dentist can fix it and stop the pain!:jump:
 
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