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i had a silver filling in my teeth one year back. that time dentist told me to take x-ray n advised for filling. now after one year that same tooth started paining so i went again to the same dentist. he checked nd again advised to go for an xray chances are for rct. i said 1 year back u had seen in the xray nd advised me for the filling then how come it happen. 1 more thing i had n rct in another tooth 3 years back from the same clinic but other dentist. then also after 2 years it started paining they said it got infected. then he again did rct. i mean they are right or wrong or just are giving wrong advise intentionally just for making money or they are not a good dentists??

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replied September 12th, 2012
Dental Health Answer A38598

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Filling of tooth is done to restore the damage caused due to decay,infections and bacterial cause. Detailed examination of the concerned tooth and X ray is the only way which can give an idea regarding the extent of damage. If anyhow the dacay reaches to the nerves and damages the roots then in that case root canal therapy is done to restore it. It is not possible to comment on the disease spread and desired treatment without a detailed examination of the oral cavity.

It is very common to get the tooth infection from one teeth to other. Since I am not examining you and also have not seen the X ray it cannot be commented whether you are being guided accordingly or not. In case you have any doubt consider visiting another Dentist for evaluation.

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