Over the last several months, we have addressed several of the most frequently asked questions regarding root canals, including “What is a Root Canal?” and “How Painful is a Root Canal?” This week, we are going to continue with this series, answering the question “How will I know I need a Root Canal?”
The symptoms most often associated with the need for a root canal include:
- Severe toothache or pain when chewing
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness of the gums
- A pimple on the gums
Remember, only your dentist can make the final decision. So if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms of root canals – persistent toothache, sensitivity, or tenderness that normal fillings have not corrected – schedule an appointment with Annapolis Dental Care at your earliest convenience. We will walk you through the procedures available to you, including a root canal.
When tooth decay or damage extends into the inner pulp layer, a root canal can be the best way to eliminate your pain and prevent further damage without removing the tooth itself. We clean out this inner area of any bacteria and dead nerve or pulp tissue then fill in the inner portions and seal it to prevent further damage. We will then apply a crown to further protect the tooth.
Following this procedure, the tooth becomes brittle requiring a crown be placed on it. We can take care of that too.
In the end, we eliminate the pain you’re experiencing while preserving your existing teeth and your smile.
If you have any questions about our blog, “How will I know I need a Root Canal?” or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.