Tomorrow I'm going to the dentist. I have a few cavities that need to be filled. I have never had one filled before!
Last time I went to the dentist was 5 years ago.I had a DEEP cleaning of my gums.The dentist pointed out then that I had a few cavities,but seemed unconcerned about them and more concerned about my gums.
So now I'am finally getting them filled.They dont really bother me ,and looking at the teeth you can only see a very small black dot where the cavity is.
My question is,which will probably be answered for me tomorrow anyways when I go in there,is will I need a root canal?
I have googled root canals but it is still a bit unclear to me WHY people need them.
When have any of you had a root canal and why? What determines getting a simple filling over needing a root canal?