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Signs You Need a Root Canal


Posted on 11/7/2022 by Office
Signs You Need a Root CanalA root canal is a dental procedure to prevent tooth extraction after a traumatic incidence, infection, or caries. However, what signs should you look out to know that you need a root canal treatment?

Tooth Sensitivity


Tooth sensitivity is a sign that you need a root canal treatment. Tooth sensitivity occurs due to the wearing out of the dentin enamel, cavities within the teeth, or fractures caused by accidents or traumas.

In case the level of tooth sensitivity is extreme and cannot be managed by simple dental procedures, then a root canal treatment is the best option to handle such problems. If you experience sensitivity even when nothing is on the mouth, schedule a visit with a dentist to discern the root canal procedure better.

Sudden or Chewing Pain


Chewing food with your teeth should be a regular healthy practice; however, in situations where you feel hurt and discomfort, it signals an issue that needs attention. Also, if you experience sharp stabbing pain in the teeth even while not chewing or eating, a root can treatment is a good option for your teeth. However, seek dental help for better consideration options.

Teeth Darkening


A root canal procedure is a suitable solution for people with darkened teeth. Teeth darkened as a result of trauma that affected the nerves of the teeth, which you never noticed. Unattended tooth trauma can cause the tooth's color to change hence the need for a root canal treatment.

Inflammation of the Gums


Inflammation of the gums indicates infection has already started within the teeth. The condition can be cavities, gum disease, or trauma. In such cases, an urgent root canal procedure is necessary to prevent infection from progressing to other parts of the teeth. If you experience any of the mentioned signs and you doubt that you need a root canal procedure, schedule an appointment with us for better clarification.

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