Signs You Need A Root Canal

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Your teeth are important and help chew up all of the food in which you consume daily. Your teeth are the only teeth you get once your adult teeth come in, so you need to take good care of them in order to keep them around for the long term. If you aren't taking care of your teeth, eventually they will begin to fall out, or you will notice other issues or concerns such as dental work that may be necessary, or you may be in need of dentures or dental implants to replace your teeth once they have rotten and fallen out of your mouth. A root canal is a type of dental treatment that may be necessary throughout your lifetime, especially if you are not properly caring for your teeth. A root canal removes the root of the tooth and the infected portion of the tooth, only leaving the crown of the tooth behind.

Read on for some signs that you may need a root canal

Pain In Your Teeth Or Gums

If you are experiencing a lot of pain in your teeth or your gums, it may be because your tooth is infected. The pulp in the root of the tooth can become infected and will need to be removed entirely. This can cause pain when eating or drinking, or you may have pain when you are brushing your teeth, or just talking and inhaling cool air. If you constantly feel pain in your tooth or your gums, you need to visit the dentist for a checkup.

Your Tooth Is Cracked Or Discolored

Even if you aren't feeling any pain at all, but your tooth is discolored or has a crack in it, it could be a sign of a problem below the gumline, and you may need to have a root canal to remove the infection from below the surface. An infection below the gum line can cause other health problems such as heart or liver concerns. If you find that you have a tooth that is discolored or that has a crack in it, get to the dentist for a checkup and for a root canal if necessary.

If you have any of these signs or other issues with your teeth that you are concerned about, you need to get to the dentist for a routine checkup. Have your tooth inspected and treated as necessary to remove any infection that may be present. Leaving your tooth to rot can eventually cause other issues with the surrounding teeth and it could eventually affect the organs in the body. Make a dental appointment today.


10 February 2023

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.