Nothing can hurt your smile more than a having a cavity
Cavities can cause damage to your teeth and some pain. Our dentists recommend preventing or treating cavities as soon as possible. When a cavity is left untreated, the decay spreads more and more into the damaged tooth. Soon enough, the pulp of the tooth is infected and begins to damage the blood vessels and nerves; this can lead to an infection of the bone around the tooth that can cause extreme swelling and pain.The only procedure that our team of dentists can perform to save your tooth is root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a one of our dental procedure that removes the infected pulp and repairs the damaged tooth. This article will allow you to know if you need a root canal, help feel more comfortable about our root canal therapy and inform you of the after-care of the therapy.
You will know if you need a root canal if you feel extreme pain in a certain tooth or an area of your mouth, Other symptoms include:
- Sensitivity to the heat or coolness of meals
- Tenderness to touch
- Tooth discoloration
- Lymph nodes/bone/gum tissue drainage and tenderness
There are extremely rare cases where there are no symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms listed above, you should speak to one of our dentist about root canal therapy.