What are the symptoms leading to root canal therapy?
Every patient is different, and when it comes to diagnosing the need for root canal treatment in our Gaithersburg dental office, the symptoms can range widely. This is why we recommend that you schedule regular dental exams and x-rays. Often, this is the first place we detect the signs of an infection. Regular exams are a great investment in your oral health and the best way to prevent a dental emergency.
When patients present with specific symptoms, root canal treatment might be the solution.
Symptoms of Root Canals
- Swelling in the jaw, neck, or face
- Pain and pressure
- Discomfort when chewing
- Presence of a pimple on the gums
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
When it comes to tooth-saving root canal treatment, the sooner you seek professional care, the better chance we have of saving your tooth. Often, the only alternative to root canal therapy is to extract the infected tooth.
We use the latest rotary endodontic instruments for efficient and accurate root canal therapy. Root canals are really nothing to worry about and will relieve painful symptoms. The procedure itself should feel similar to a filling.