You may believe you need a root canal, however, you may not be completely sure. The following details will give you the information you need to speak to us at our office. Even if you believe your tooth is okay, but you notice that it is overly sensitive or feels warm on your face next to the area of the tooth in question, give us a call. Also, contact us if the following symptoms have emerged and will not go away.
Some of the Main Symptoms
You may need root canal therapy is you notice severe tooth pain when you apply pressure to a tooth or chew. Prolonged sensitivity to cold or hot beverages can also be an issue. The tooth may become discolored and the nearby gums may ache or swell. You may notice, as well, a small bump that resembles a pimple near the site of the tooth pain.
How to Prevent Getting a Root Canal
If you want to make sure you don't have to go through the surgery, you need to take certain precautions. For example, you should brush each day, at least twice – normally, in the morning and before you go to bed at night. You should also floss at least once a day. Floss before you brush your teeth so you can dislodge any food debris before cleaning the surfaces. It also helps to get fluoride treatments at our office if you are more susceptible to cavities or decay. Don't eat anything hard, such as hard candy or ice, and always wear a mouth guard when you participate in sports.
Do you believe you may need a root canal? If so, you should call us at our office without delay. The sooner you get a diagnosis confirmed, the better it will be for you in terms of cleaning and caring for your teeth. Don't allow any dental discomfort to keep you from enjoying life. If you can prevent extraction, you should take the appropriate measures. Give us a call today to schedule an assessment and consultation.