- Feb 24, 2018
I went to the dentist about a year ago and during a check up, my dentist noticed a cavity forming on one of my back teeth which I hadn't noticed. She filled it for me and I was on my way, and have recently now moved dentists. Yesterday was my first visit since last year, and I went because the filling had actually fallen out. She took an x-ray, asked if I was having any pain or issues with it, and then checked my teeth herself. She said she thinks I need a partial crown on it, but also say she thinks, but isn't sure, whether I may need a root canal on it as there's cavity there still! I was so surprised, as I've had absolutely no problems with it at all. No pain, no sensitivity to anything, just sadly a huge hole from where the filling has fallen out, and I've never had any problems either. She's booked me in next week for a crown prep and said she'll talk more to me about it then (how she didn't know by looking at the X rays yesterday is beyond me), but it's got me thinking, is it totally necessary? My last dentist mentioned it as a precautionary treatment I could opt to get done after my filling, or if I had any problems I could go back, but I haven't had a single problem with it at all so far, so I was really quite shocked.