Do you suffer from chronic dental pain? Have signs of an infection or swelling? You may be experiencing an exposed or infected tooth root! Wondering if you may need a root canal?
Here are the symptoms to look out for:
- Severe Tooth Pain
- Signs of Swelling
- Signs of Infection
- Painful Gums
- Temperature Sensitivity
- Food/Beverage Sensitivity
- Pain When Chewing
- Exposed Tooth Roots
However, some patients experience no symptoms at all and aren’t aware of their condition until a professional dentist provides a dental examination.
What is an Endodontic Root Canal?
Root canal treatment (sometimes known as endodontic therapy) may be necessary to avoid an extraction and save a tooth root suffering from damage or infection. During root canal treatment, the nerve and tooth pulp will be removed. Once the nerve and pulp are removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and then sealed.
Neglecting to treat a tooth that has been severely damaged, decayed, or infected can result in more serious complications such as an abscess or sepsis (an infection of the blood). Other teeth in your mouth may also become more prone to decay, infection, and tooth loss.