Are you in need of a root canal? Root canal therapy is a treatment to repair and save teeth that are badly damaged or infected. Millions of teeth are saved every year with root canal treatment. Led by general dentists, Dr. Vladimir Dontsov and Dr. Anuj Patel, Dentist 4 Uninsured (located in Lancaster, CA) offers full-service, state-of-the-art dental care to the patients they serve. Here are 5 signs you may need a root canal.
1. You have a toothache.
Tooth pain can be a sign of an infected tooth in need of a root canal. If you need a root canal, you may feel severe pain upon application of pressure or chewing. Some patients fear root canals because they assume they're painful. The discomfort experienced in the time leading up to seeking treatment is painful, not the procedure itself.
2. Your gums are swollen.
Gum swelling around the tooth may be a sign that you need root canal treatment. Inflammation is frequently associated with infection, although it does not always mean an infection is present. The swelling can range from being very mild to quite pronounced. Sometimes, the lymph glands in the neck will also become swollen in response to the infection.
3. Cold and hot bother you.
Sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures can be a sign that root canal therapy is needed. Tooth sensitivity causes pain when the tooth is exposed to cold and hot temperatures through foods and beverages. After your root canal procedure, you will no longer have a temperature-sensitive tooth, because the pulp has been removed.
4. You have a darkened tooth.
One darkened tooth may be a sign that you need root canal therapy. When the roots of the tooth have died, the tooth may turn brown, gray, dark yellow, or black. Tooth discoloration is also related to severe tooth decay or trauma, so seeing your general dentist for a dental checkup is recommended.
5. You have a bump on your gum.
A pimple-like bump near the tooth may be a sign that you need a root canal. This bump may disappear and then come back. This bump on the gum is usually a buildup of pus, which is associated with infection. Your general dentist in Lancaster can treat this by performing a root canal.
The best way to find out if you need a root canal is to consult with one of our world-class dentists. Don't delay- call Dentist 4 Uninsured at (661) 726-1010 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Lancaster, CA. A healthy smile and happier you are well on their way!