Signs That You Need Root Canal Therapy

August 16, 2017/ Dr. Neal/ 0


Newmarket Dentist - Signs That You Need Root Canal Therapy

The signs that you need a root canal therapy comes in different forms. Knowing the signs to look out for and acting quickly can save your tooth. No one wants to receive a root canal therapy, but ignoring the symptoms will only aggravate the condition and lead to a more serious problem.

 

Warning Signs

Extreme sensitivity

Sensitivity tends to occur when you consume hot and cold foods and beverages. It also lingers when you stop eating or drinking. You may also experience pain when you use your tooth to bite or chew or even when you touch your tooth.

Persistent toothache

You may have a constant throbbing pain that stops you from being able to sleep at night. Pain may also spread to other areas of your head, jaw, and ear.

Pimple on the gums

A small pimple may form on your gums, releasing pus or bleeding if you press it.

Visual signs

Other visual signs include swelling in your gums, face, neck, or head and discolouration of the tooth.

 

What This Means?

In the middle of every tooth is the dental pulp, containing blood vessels and a nerve. The symptoms warning signs suggests damage to the pulp or nerve tissue due to bacteria, leading to an abscess. Usually, this is due to deep decay, but it can also be the result of multiple dental procedures, damage to your tooth, trauma to your face, or even a large filling.

 

What to Do Next?

Book an appointment with your dentist to see if you need root canal therapy Newmarket. Your dentist will examine your tooth, utilizing an X-ray to check the pulp. The best thing about the treatment is that as soon as the dentist removes the abscess, the pain will cease. The dentist will also remove the infected pulp and nerve tissue before cleaning the area to stop the infection from spreading.