Root Canal & Root Canal Retreatment
If you find yourself having some problems with a painful tooth, it’s probably high time to think that you might be in need of a root canal. Also known as an endodontic therapy, root canals become the order of the day when the nerve or the pulp of your tooth gets infected and inflamed because of a number of reasons: dental decay, cracked or broken tooth, and maybe even because of a tooth injury.
Symptoms that You Might Have
If you experience constant tooth pain, then you might be a candidate for a root canal. The pain intensity ranges from mild to severe pain, which waxes and wanes throughout the day. It may also be triggered when you are biting down on the tooth, or when it is exposed to either hot or cold foods and liquids. Another symptom may be gums that feel tender or are swollen where the problem area is.
Addressing the Problem of Tooth Pain
If you find yourself nodding along to these symptoms, get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible. At your appointment, the dentist examines your tooth as well as takes X-rays to be able to come up with a proper diagnosis to the problem. An endodontist, a tooth specialist, may also be asked to go on board to recommend the root canal treatment or a less invasive form of dental procedure, depending on what’s been diagnosed. If a root canal is necessary, you’ll need to have it scheduled in the soonest possible time to prevent the pain from worsening or for the infection to spread. With every day that you experience pain, you are putting your dental health (and overall health, in fact!) at risk so it is important to seek professional advice as soon as you observe tooth pain, tenderness, and swelling.
Need a dental consultation regarding the possibility of a root canal? Visit our office at 8810 Middlebelt Road Livonia, MI 48150 soon so we can recommend the right treatment.