If you are experiencing some oral health issues including pain or swelling, you may suspect a need for root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment aims to save a tooth and relieve pain after removing damaged or infected pulp. Ignoring the problem can cause more damage than necessary so make sure you contact your dentist immediately if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms.
A throbbing pain that is brought on my pressure to the tooth such as eating, pressing or from sensitivity to hot or cold drinks could be a tell-tale sign of a root canal infection.
- Gum tenderness, swelling, or infection.
Swelling that is related to root canal issues is often located at the root tip of the tooth. If you have swelling on the gum line alongside the tooth it is most likely to do with gum issues such as gingivitis or gum disease.
- Other signs
Most signs of canal root infections are only noticeable by your dentist or with the use of an x-ray to assess damage which isn’t visible to the naked eye.
Your dentist has trained to notice symptoms of different conditions and you should always consult with them if you feel there is an issue.
Contact a dentist today for a check-up, as symptoms aren’t always obvious.