Signs you may need a root canal:
- Extreme hot or cold sensitivity
- Swelling and/or facial pain
- A constant toothache
- A small “pimple” near the gumline of the tooth
Many patients say that the root canal helps relieve the pain that they were experiencing from their infection. Root canals are a common procedure and Dr. Popat will ensure that you are comfortable. The procedure is made much easier with a local anesthetic and will help to clean out the infection that is causing your pain.
Some of the most common reasons that you may need a root canal procedure are extensive decay to the nerve of your tooth, a large tooth fracture, or trauma to the tooth. When a tooth is infected or the nerve is exposed, you may feel a great deal of pain. The infection can spread fairly fast if treatment isn’t done in a timely manner.