Thanks to advanced technology, there are a number of solutions that can provide relief to any oral health issue you may encounter. Root canal treatment is a restorative procedure that aims to provide a healthy and pain-free solution that countless people across the globe undergo every year. If you aren’t sure whether you should undergo this treatment, here are a few signs that you may be a good candidate:
Your Toothache Won’t Subside
This is the most common symptom that can lead to undergoing root canal treatment. A toothache can occur for several reasons such as plaque formation, pulp inflammation or decay. The intensity of the pain can range from mild to severe and may lessen or intensify throughout the day, or may only get worse when you bite down. If the pain persists no matter what, then a root canal would likely be your best option.
You Have a Broken or Chipped Tooth
Your tooth can chip, crack, or break if you are injured, get in an accident or eat something very hard. No matter what the reason is, chipped, broken, or even cracked teeth can expose the underlying pulp and nerve ends in your teeth. When the nerves are exposed, they are more susceptible to inflammation and infection. Undergoing root canal treatment can prevent infection and inflammation; our dentists will perform an additional procedure following the root canal to complete your dental structure and prevent any further damage.
Your Tooth is Severely Decayed
Once your tooth has decayed, especially if the decay is at the base of the tooth, no amount of brushing and flossing will get rid of it; you will need to undergo some type of treatment to remove the decay and restore your overall oral health. Root canal treatment is an ideal option and the least invasive procedure you can undergo to get instant relief from the discomfort caused by the decay.
You Have Extreme Sensitivity
Another oral problem that makes you eligible for root canal treatment is excessive and prolonged sensitivity. If you feel irritation and pain when you consume hot or cold food and beverages, then you have sensitive teeth. This can happen when the dental pulp becomes inflamed or the nerve ends are exposed. Prolonged tooth sensitivity is typically the result of a damaged root, which will not heal on its own.
If you are facing any of these issues, it’s important to schedule a visit to see our dentists right away as ignoring any of these issues can lead to something much more serious and may be more costly in the long run.