At Heroes Dentistry in Texas, we often see patients who are absolutely miserable with pain come into our office. It’s usually safe to assume they will be needing a root canal.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is performed to help repair a severely damaged and decaying tooth. The nerve and pulp are removed from the tooth, and the inside of the tooth is sealed and cleaned. We know this does not sound pleasant at all, but neglecting to repair it is even worse. The tissue around the tooth can become infected and form an abscess.
What are the Symptoms?
When your teeth require a root canal, there are typically some very painful symptoms that accompany. However, sometimes you don’t feel a thing. You might not even notice how severely decayed your tooth is until it’s too late. This is another reason why regular dental checkups are so important! When you do have symptoms, you can typically expect:
Severe toothache pain while chewing or applying pressure to the area Sensitivity and pain to heat or cold temperatures that worsens Tooth discoloration Swelling & tenderness in the gums that surround the area Persistent blisters or pimples on your gums
If you’re experiencing any kind of tooth pain, it’s important to give our Heroes Dentistry office a call right away! We are here to help.