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Is root canal compulsory?

Hi everyone,

I'm suffering from a severe toothache that's even affecting my head. My dentist has recommended a root canal procedure, but I'm not sure if it's compulsory. I'm feeling confused and anxious about whether I should go through with the procedure or not.

I understand that root canal treatment is used to treat damaged or infected tooth pulp. However, I'm not sure if it's the only option available to me or if there are alternative treatments that I should consider.

Has anyone else gone through a similar experience? Can you share your thoughts on whether a root canal is compulsory in this situation? I would really appreciate any insights or advice you can offer.

Thank you in advance!
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Dentists recommend root canals for specific reasons. Avoiding it can be quite problematic. It would allow the issue to grow and fester until you possibly loses the tooth or part of your jaw. Or feeling from the nerve that runs up into your face that could include the one that is near your nose. If you get an abscess, that can become life threatening as it is in close proximity of your brain.  It is not wise to not get a root canal when recommended. I've had a couple. They aren't really that bad. Get the laughing gas and it goes fast and you really don't mind it. I was not in great pain after it. Not super comfortable but ate soft food for like a day and was really better. No one could make you but it would probably be foolish and NOT in your best interest not to do it.
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