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Dental, tooth decay

One of my tooth has a cavity which I feel is big when I feel it with my tongue, it does not pain at all yet, able to eat food , but wanted to know if I would be suggested for filling or root canal as will be consulting a dentist soon, and want to have knowledge what would be appropriate for my tooth.
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Tooth decay is a slow process and pain or sensitivity acts as a warning signal that the tooth needs attention. If there's no pain in your tooth as yet there is a fair chance that the decay/cavity can be managed by filling only.
However the exact situation can be assessed after a clinical examination and an x ray. At times the decay can progress insidiously without pain and may involve the pulp. In such cases the tooth can be saved by root canal treatment.
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