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Signs You May Need A Root Canal

3-2017-SRD-#2.jpgMost people have had a dental cavity at one time or another. Even those with excellent dental hygiene habits can still suffer from cavities as a result of soft enamel, which is hereditary. If you’ve suffered from a cavity before, you know the discomfort and pain they can cause.

If your cavity is ignored or untreated, it will deepen further and further into your tooth. Eventually, the decay will reach the center (also called the pulp) of your tooth where the nerves and blood vessels are. Once this happens, an infection is inevitable and will cause intense pain and sensitivity in the tooth. The best way to fix this problem is through root canal therapy, which will clean out the infection and prevent it from causing further damage to the tooth.

Do I Need A Root Canal?

It’s hard to issue an exact answer to this question because each toothache is a bit different from another. The best way to assess the damage to your tooth is by visiting SpringRock Dental here in Aurora, CO. Below are a few of the signs and symptoms that you may need to be evaluated for root canal therapy:

  • Pain in the tooth that will not subside
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums surrounding the affected tooth

Most people who have an infection in the tooth will experience pain, but some won’t feel anything at all. Even if you aren’t in pain, you should still visit our office is you’re exhibiting the above symptoms, as this means that the infection can still be advancing.

To make an appointment with Dr. Plous, please contact SpringRock Dental today.

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