ROOT CANAL SYMPTOMS
In the course of a routine dental examination, your dentist might inform you about the necessity of a root canal—a relatively non-intrusive dental solution.
Root canal treatment, or endodontics, becomes essential to salvage a tooth that, if neglected, would demand extraction. This procedure acts as a last-resort measure to retain a compromised tooth, sparing the patient from resorting to prosthetics or implants.
Root Canal symptoms
If chewing becomes painful despite the absence of visible issues in your teeth or gums, it could be a sign of an underlying problem, possibly warranting a root canal.
In addition to chewing discomfort, those requiring a root canal may suddenly feel sharp, shooting pains in a particular tooth.
One of the common triggers for needing a root canal is a traumatic event or blow to one of your teeth.
It’s possible that a tooth may have broken without your awareness. If the trauma has impacted the tooth’s nerve, you may observe changes in tooth discoloration due to altered blood flow in the affected area.
Root canal treatment becomes essential when the root of a tooth is compromised by decay or trauma. This pulp-related issue commonly results in inflammation in the gums and surrounding soft tissues.
Inflammation in the gums could be a sign of an infectious process in the root, suggesting a more immediate requirement for a root canal.
Neglecting an infectious process in the tooth’s root can lead to an abscess with pus, causing an unusual taste in your mouth and bad breath.
Root canal treatment effectively addresses and treats these two discomforting symptoms.
Experiencing any of these symptoms that suggest a need for a root canal? Don’t delay—visit Channel Islands Family Dental for prompt attention.
Our team in Oxnard, Santa Paula, Ventura, Newbury Park, and Port Hueneme is dedicated to focusing on your visit, ensuring a timely diagnosis, and guiding you to the best treatment for restoring your best smile.