If you haven’t been to see the dentist in quite e while, you might be wondering if there’s anything wrong with your teeth. While it’s never good to go more than 6 months without seeing your dentist, even if your teeth feel fine it’s possible for infection and inflammation to live in your teeth without you even realizing it. Then again, more often than not if there’s something wrong with your teeth, you’ll know about it and, unfortunately, it probably won’t feel too good.
But when do you need a root canal?
Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate infection and inflammation inside the delicate interior of the tooth, know. As the dental pulp. When a crack or cavity allows bacteria inside the tooth this way, it feeds on the tissues inside and continues to spread to sourrounding tissue and teeth. While some patients mistakenly believe a dental infection only affects a single tooth, if left untreated it can do serious damage elsewhere as well.
So, what do you need to look for?
Pain is generally one of the first symptoms to be aware of. If you ever experience dentalpain, it’s generally a good idea to get in touch with your dentist. The pain associated with the need for a root canal will generally be constant and intense. It will also be incredibly painful when you apply pressure to the affected tooth.
Sensitivity is the next most common symptom. But we are not talking about minor sensitivity that is genetic or caused by receding gums. This sensitivity will be intense and will last far longer, even after the hot or cold stimulus has been removed.
a Dental abscess forms when infection in your tooth begins to fester and spread into your gums. This can sometimes form a white, pimple-like bump on your gums near the affected tooth. It can also contribute to bad breath and a nasty taste in your mouth. It will also come accompanied by swelling of the gums.
If you think you might need a root canal, don’t wait to get treatment. While you might think you’re saving money by touching it out, an infection in your teeth doesn’t stop at your teeth, no if you don’t get it treated promptly it will be much more damaging and much more expensive to treat in the long run.