Learn more about root canal therapy and the symptoms that might be warning you of a problem.
Sure, it isn’t always possible to know when there are issues with your smile. After all, not everyone experiences symptoms when gum disease or decay is lurking. This is why it’s so important to visit our Hingham, MA, general dentist, Dr. John Burns, for routine cleanings and exams. Sometimes these visits are the only way we are able to catch a problem during its earliest stages. Of course, if you are experiencing symptoms you may be wondering what’s going on and whether it might warrant root canal treatment.
Are you experiencing these dental issues?
Tooth pain: A toothache is not something to ignore. Think about it: your body doesn’t typically elicit pain without a reason, right? If your tooth is throbbing, aching or just being a royal pain this is your best warning sign that you need to visit our Hingham dentist. While dental pain doesn’t necessarily mean you need root canal treatment, we will need to figure out what’s causing the pain and treat it accordingly. Either way, a toothache is considered a dental emergency so act fast!
Sensitivity: Have you suddenly noticed that anytime you sip from your steaming cup of coffee or eat ice cream that one of your teeth suddenly seems sensitive to it? Does the sensitivity linger? Like a toothache, sensitivity can also be caused by a myriad of things but it’s important that you seek medical care if you experience this symptom.
Darkening of the tooth: If you have ignored your tooth’s warning signs so far then eventually the root canals may die. When this happens the roots darken, leading to a dark or discolored tooth.
Gum problems: Sometimes the gums even begin to protest. Maybe you’ve noticed that along with that annoying toothache that the gums surrounding the tooth are also puffy, red or sore to the touch.
Don’t fear a root canal. Remember that this treatment could get your oral health back on track. Protect your beautiful smile by getting the dental treatment you need from our dentist right here in Hingham, MA. Call us today!