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After a week of toothache I decided to use my phone to record inside of mouth lol and I can see a hole in my top tooth at the back of it and I’m ******** myself because I have never had anything like this happen before. With a hole do they just use a filling? I’m dreading a root canal and if you have to have one of those on a top tooth does it take long? and do you have to have a crown after root canal ?
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After a week of toothache I decided to use my phone to record inside of mouth lol and I can see a hole in my top tooth at the back of it and I’m ******** myself because I have never had anything like this happen before. With a hole do they just use a filling? I’m dreading a root canal and if you have to have one of those on a top tooth does it take long? and do you have to have a crown after root canal ?
Go see a dentist as soon as possible because the longer you leave it the worse the problem will get. Generally a filling is used to plug a hole.

A root canal treatment is used if the centre of the tooth is infected. The tooth will be sealed with either a filling or a crown. (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/root-canal-treatment/)

I’ve had a root canal treatment, but this was for a tooth damaged by trauma and I was about 10 at the time so I cannot remember how long it took. I remember it seeming like a fairly simple procedure though, and it’s probably one of the most simple I’ve had along the journey to deal with that trauma damage.
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After a week of toothache I decided to use my phone to record inside of mouth lol and I can see a hole in my top tooth at the back of it and I’m ******** myself because I have never had anything like this happen before. With a hole do they just use a filling? I’m dreading a root canal and if you have to have one of those on a top tooth does it take long? and do you have to have a crown after root canal ?
I had a filling done a couple hours ago- my first time as well. It’s a quick simple local anaesthetic (doesn’t hurt at all, promise) and Drill out any decay in the hole And fill it with some paste, make it set, and polish it over!
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As Catus said go get it seen to as quickly as possible. Holes in the teeth will only ever get worse with time and thatll hurt more and cost you more (trust me i speak from painful experience).
Depending on what actually happened to it though it could be sorted with as little as a filling but if its a substantial bit of damage they're liable to crown it unfortunately.
Either way, go see the dentist sharpish.
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Are crowns visible?
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Also the pain has stopped is that a good thing or bad? Someone said the pain stopping could mean the tooth has died?
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Also the pain has stopped is that a good thing or bad? Someone said the pain stopping could mean the tooth has died?
The pain stopping can mean that parts of the tooth have died, yes.
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After a week of toothache I decided to use my phone to record inside of mouth lol and I can see a hole in my top tooth at the back of it and I’m ******** myself because I have never had anything like this happen before. With a hole do they just use a filling? I’m dreading a root canal and if you have to have one of those on a top tooth does it take long? and do you have to have a crown after root canal ?
lol someone hasn't been cleaning their teeth properly. when I was younger I had like 2 holes in my teeth I think they got one tooth removed because the hole was too deep. and the other was just filled.
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