Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Jan 16, 2019

There are many people who have been suggested getting a Root canal done for their dental issue. The symptoms may vary in people but it often begins with sensitivity in teeth because of hot and cold food items which often remain unnoticed. The next symptom is the persistent twinge and pain that may wake you up during nights. All these symptoms signify that you need a Root Canal treatment.

Handling Dental Pain

Pain is usually your body’s way of saying that something is not right and dental health is no different. When you start feeling sensitivity to hot and cold, it’s time to consult the dentist. Being careful about your dental health can protect you from going through invasive or expensive treatment. If you ignore the warning signs, you may become a victim of dental infection which will not go away on its own.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

During the Root Canal therapy, the dentist removes the infected pulp from the inside of your tooth by drilling small holes on the top of your tooth. After removing the pulp, the infection is sealed with the help of a temporary filling and allowed to heal. However, the tooth doesn’t remain as strong as it was before the infection which makes it imperative for the dentist to place a dental crown or permanent filling on the crown.

Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?

The root canal treatment usually doesn’t hurt when performed by an experienced dentist using anesthesia. In fact, root canal offers them relief from the pain which they have been suffering from for long.

Benefits of Root Canal:

  • Helps in getting rid of the excruciating pain due to infection and decay.
  • It can help in protecting your tooth from getting fully extracted. The tooth may become lifeless but it will there in mouth preventing the gap caused by tooth loss.
  • The tooth extraction and replacement is way more expensive than root canal.
  • When you lose a tooth, surrounding teeth may drift or shift affecting your bite or facial structure.
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