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Signs You Could Need a Root Canal

Posted on 8/30/2019 by Office
Signs You Could Need a Root CanalRoot canals are done on a daily basis by so many dental professionals in the world around us. When you are told you need one, you may feel uncomfortable, especially if you have never had this procedure performed before.

A root canal can help in so many ways, and when it comes to having one if you need one, it should be a procedure you have done by our office sooner rather than later.

The Signs of Needing a Root Canal

These are the signs that show that you need a root canal. Severe pain in the area is usually one of the biggest indicators that something is wrong with the tooth. Usually the decay has gotten so far down in the tooth area that it causes this pain to happen. Any sort of pressure that is placed on the tooth can cause the tooth to be in extreme pain.

Having prolonged sensitivity in the tooth, whether it is with hot or cold temperatures can also be a sign of needing a root canal. Discoloration of the tooth or swelling around the tooth itself can be a cause of concern. Sometimes, abscesses may end up in or around the tooth because of this.

When the problem with the tooth goes deep enough to touch the roots and cause them to break down and provide pain, this is when the root canal is going to be needed.

Speak with our office today if you are having any of the symptoms or signs that are shown above. We can provide the help that is needed for anyone that requires a root canal or any other dental procedure. You shouldn't have to deal with dental issues with our help. Call today and schedule a time to come out and have us take a look.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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