My dentist said I have a dens in dente. He wants to do a root canal on it. Is that the best option?
Karrie S.- Albany, NY
You didn’t say if your tooth with the dens in dente (a tooth within a tooth) is infected. If so, then a root canal treatment might be a good option. If not, then there is no point in doing the root canal. The best treatment for this situation is to clean out the pit of the tooth really well, fill it, then cover it with a white composite material, like you’d get with white fillings. There is no reason to do anything else with this tooth unless there is a cavity or infection.
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