How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

Dental professionals are the only people who can diagnose the need for a root canal, but there are some common signs that can suggest a root canal might be necessary. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please make an appointment with us:

  • Pressure or sensitivity when biting down
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold food or drinks
  • Sudden or constant pain or tenderness
  • Swelling in the face or jaw
  • A small bump on the gums

It should be noted that infections and tooth decay do not always have noticeable symptoms. This is why maintaining routine check-ups and dental cleanings is important. X-rays will reveal if an infection is present and the extent of it.

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Your Experienced Endodontist

Understanding endodontics starts with understanding the anatomy of the tooth and tooth decay. The root canal process involves cleaning out the infected pulp from inside of the tooth before sterilizing and sealing it. The pulp can become infected any time a dental injury occurs, such as a cracked tooth or deep tooth decay from an untreated cavity. Pulp is made up of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, which is why bacteria and infections can spread rapidly and cause more serious issues. When a tooth is in pain, it’s important to make an appointment to see a dentist as soon as possible. At Dental Solutions of Avon, our root canal dentists can provide you with the gentle, expert care you need to restore your tooth and overall oral health.

We have the experience and the technology to provide our patients with exceptional dental care. Schedule your endodontics procedure today!

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