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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

November 23, 2021
Posted By: Michael Zhang, DMD Staff
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Are you having persistent pain in that tooth that never seems to go away? Or are you noticing high levels of sensitivity while consuming hot and cold beverages? Sadly, these cumbersome symptoms may potentially suggest the need for a root canal treatment.

Root Canal Misconception

Many associate root canals as a dreaded and painful procedure when visiting a dentist, but root canals are performed with highly effective numbing agents thanks to modern dentistry. Millions of patients worldwide undergo root canal treatments as they are commonly needed to alleviate various symptoms. At our Tustin, CA dental office, we do our best to diagnose and deliver relief as soon as possible when a root canal is required.  

Signs You May Need A Root Canal

The symptoms shown below indicate a potential root canal treatment but, they may also be symptoms of cavities, gum disease, or other oral conditions. The best way to determine if you need a root canal or not is by visiting our office in Tustin, CA. Our dentists regularly diagnose and treat symptoms requiring root canals to provide you with quick and long-lasting relief.

Sensitivity while eating

Our teeth can feel overly sensitive due to damaged nerves or infection while consuming hot or cold beverages.

Abnormally Loose Teeth

A root canal may fix a loose tooth due to infection and a weakened connection to the bone under it.

Tooth Damage From Trauma

Cracked or broken teeth may require a root canal if the nerves have suffered damage.

Swollen or lumpy gums

Gum swelling or irritation can indicate a buildup of dead pulp that can feel painful or even result in abscesses on the gums that require a root canal to clean and disinfect.

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Root canals don't have to be scary or painful, and when it comes to your oral health, we are here to help. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don't hesitate to reach out and find relief!

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