How To Know You Probably Need Root Canal Treatment

Did you know that you may or may not have a sudden inkling that it may be time for root canal treatment? How are you supposed to know then, you wonder, if you should be scheduling time to come in to see us for restorative care? The answer is: Sometimes you’ll have a pretty good idea, sometimes you won’t, and that’s why it is so imperative for you to see us when something is wrong (and even when everything seems to be just fine!). Gain some clarity with our explanations!

You Experience Infection Symptoms

First, if you experience any type of symptom that points to decay or infection, you should come in to see us. You may require a root canal treatment. If decay is present, your tooth may feel very uncomfortable or sensitive. If an infection is occurring, you may experience the following:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Pain while chewing
  • Pain or sensitivity due to extremes in temperature
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • A “pimple” that comes and goes on your gum tissue

Your Tooth Becomes Significantly Cracked

If a significant impact causes your tooth to crack, you may require a root canal treatment. Severe cracks allow bacteria to gain entrance into your tooth, which means infection can quickly develop. Remember, the only way to know if you need a root canal is to see us.

We Tell You During A Visit!

It’s very important to remember that symptoms may occur eventually but you may go a long time without having any obvious sensations that something is wrong. This is a reason that dental checkups are so significant. You may need us to tell you that it’s time for a root canal treatment before you recognize you require restorative care. (Fortunately, in most instances, we can treat problems before a root canal ever becomes necessary. Keep those checkups scheduled!).

Rescue Damaged Teeth With Root Canal Treatment

Come in to see us today if you think you may require serious care for your tooth, such as a root canal. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.