Signs You May Need a Root Canal
By Leading Care Dental
December 20, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Could your mouth be trying to tell you that you need immediate dental care?root canal

Does something feel weird, painful or just off about your smile? If so, then the best thing you can do to is turn to our Garden City, NY, dentist, Dr. Robert Beckelman, as soon as possible. Dental issues can happen to anyone and while no one likes the idea of needing root canal therapy or any dental procedure for that matter, sometimes it’s necessary to protect the health of your teeth.

It’s important to know the signs that you might need to get a root canal so that you can turn to our Garden City, NY, general dentist as soon as possible. Detecting the issue early on will end up saving you a lot of time and money in the long run. Here are just some of the warning signs that you may require root canal therapy:

A Toothache

If you are experiencing dental pain of any kind it’s important to know that this isn’t normal. Whether pain is persistent or comes and goes, or whether it’s mild or severe, this is a number one sign that the dental pulp of the tooth is inflamed or infected. You may also notice increased pain when chewing or putting pressure on the tooth.

Tooth Sensitivity

While mild tooth sensitivity does tend to happen for some people, this isn’t something to just brush off. While sensitivity can occur as enamel grows weaker from age, if you suddenly notice sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks (particularly in one tooth) this is a cause for concern.

Tender Gums

It’s not abnormal for gums to act up a bit if you are having issues with your tooth. If you start to notice swollen and/or tender gums, particularly around a single tooth then this should definitely raise some eyebrows. If the swelling comes about suddenly it’s more than likely that you have an inflamed or infected tooth.

Tooth Darkening

While it’s common for teeth to dull and even yellow over time due to smoking, or consuming certain foods or drinks, if you notice that a single tooth has suddenly grown darker then this symptom could be warning you that the pulp is not only infected but that the roots of the tooth have begun to die.

Don’t let a toothache or other issues go ignored, especially when you have a dental team by your side that can preserve your oral health. If you are dealing with symptoms then it’s time to call your dentist at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY, today.