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How Do I Know That I Might Need A Root Canal?


Posted on 5/8/2023 by Alyce
How Do I Know That I Might Need A Root Canal?Before you determine whether or not you need a root canal, it's important to understand what the whole process entails first. It is a procedure aimed at removing the inflamed or infected pulp inside the tooth. Root canal therapy is among the endodontic treatments where a bad or diseased pulp is removed, and the space is filled and sealed tightly.

After the procedure, a crown is placed, or other tooth restoration measures are done to protect the affected tooth. The tooth canal procedure is important to prevent infections from spreading in the mouth and bringing about other oral issues. A few things may signal that you may need root canal therapy.

I am Experiencing Severe Pain


While all pain in the mouth should be reported to the dentist, certain types such as spontaneous, wave-like pain may signify root canal pain. If in certain positions your tooth or gums hurt worse, for instance, when you bend, this should not be ignored.

Swollen Gums


An infected tooth can cause your gums to swell. If you brush your teeth extremely hard or floss the wrong way, your gums can hurt. This is, however, different from having swollen gums that are tender to touch and remain painful for a long. It could be pointing toward needing root canal treatment.

Prolonged Sensitivity


If you put pressure on your tooth and the sensitivity goes for weeks or even months without getting any better, you might need a root canal. When you have a damaged root you may often feel a prolonged tooth sensitivity which does not heal.

Talk to our dentist about the best option there is to end the pain for good and stop a further invasion by the infection. Our offices and telephone lines are open waiting for your call and we will be more than glad to help you out.

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