Whenever you experience a toothache, there is a good chance that there is a problem with your teeth. Does it automatically mean that you need a root canal procedure? Not necessarily so, which is your dentists here at Milford Dental Group in Milford, MA, Dr. Peyman Beigi and Dr. Nina Raeisian, need to examine the situation.
Meanwhile, here are some clues to help you determine whether or not you need root canal therapy.
How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?
- Persistent Tooth Pain. This may be on and off or continue for a certain period, but you usually feel it deep in the bone of your tooth, along with the adjacent teeth, your face, or your jaw.
- Sensitivity to Temperature. There is a sharp pain or dull ache whenever you eat or drink something hot or cold. This might indicate an infection of the tooth nerves.
- Tooth Discoloration. Discoloration can occur when the pulp becomes infected. Breakdown of the internal tissue will create a grayish-black tooth color.
- Pain When Touching the Tooth. Severe tooth decay could make it painful to the touch. Likewise, the hypersensitive root tip could indicate a dying pulp.
- Swollen Gums. Swelling is often attributed to the acidic waste produced by the dead tissues of the pulp. Gum boil, abscess, or parulis may likewise be present.
- A Loose Tooth. An infected tooth would usually feel loose or wiggly since the dead nerves will soften the bone in the area of the dying tooth, causing it to move a bit.
- A Cracked or Chipped Tooth. The damage on the tooth could allow bacteria to set in, which could cause infection and inflammation. Injury to the tooth can likewise result in the damage of the tooth nerves, making them painful and sensitive.
As soon as you experience any of the abovementioned signs, make sure that you visit our Milford office. Here, we can confirm whether you need a root canal or not.
To Learn More About Root Canal Therapy, Contact Us
Dial (508) 482-0028 to schedule an assessment with your dentists, Dr. Peyman Beigi and Dr. Nina Raeisian here at Milford Dental Group.