Signs That Root Canal Treatment Is Needed

A damaged or decayed tooth can sometimes be saved by an endodontist. Teeth that have been broken or cracked in accidents or that have decay down in the root may be saved instead of extracted. Here are some of the signs that you need endodontic care.

Swelling around Root

If you notice that your gums are swollen around the root of a tooth, then it can be a sign of infection. Usually, if there is infection, the gum will feel hot and it will hurt. Boils forming on the gum are often a sign of an abscess, which should be examined as soon as possible.

Pain doesn’t always indicate the need for root canal treatment but it shouldn’t be ignored, especially if there are signs of infection. Call New Age Dental Care to make an appointment if you are having pain and there is a swelling around the root of your tooth. Waiting will only make the problem worse and it can become too late to successfully treat the tooth.

Color Changes

When there is a problem with a tooth, then it can change colors. While sometimes a color change can be due to the medications that you’re taking, a trauma involving a tooth can cause the color to change. If your tooth changes from gray to black or yellow, call New Age Dental Care at 636-499-0215 to schedule an appointment with a dentist.

Whether it is deep tooth decay or an injured tooth, you may need a root canal treatment to save a tooth. An endodontist can drill into the tooth, clean the root, and then pack it to try to save the diseased tooth instead of removing it. Sometimes a post will be need placed to help support a tooth after a root canal. A cap will need to be placed over the remaining tooth to protect it. You can pay a visit to Facebook page for more information!