Small cavity is into the nerve.


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I've developed a small cavity on the side of a tooth at the gum-line.
It's not deep at all, but is already touching on the/a nerve.

Question:

Can the dentist possibly repair a small cavity if it is accessing the nerve ? Or is a root canal normaly the only option available?

Thanks,
 
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MattKW

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It is probably not directly touching the nerve, or you'd be in serious pain. But if you've exposed the dentine layer of the tooth by decay or over-zealous brushing, then there are tiny tubules that allow your deeply-placed nerve to "sense" pain. Try a desensitising toothpaste, and arrange a check-up.
 

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