Signs You May Need a Root Canal
By Dedicated Dental Services, PC
October 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

What your dentist in Sparkill, New York wants you to knowroot canal

If you have tooth pain, you may not be thinking about anything else. The constant throbbing is keeping you up at night. The unrelenting discomfort is keeping you from eating the foods you love. It’s time to think about ending your pain for good by having a root canal. Dr. Thomas Williams at Dedicated Dental Services in Sparkill, NY wants to share the signs of when you might need a root canal. He proudly serves the residents of Old Tappan, Sparkill, Tappan, Blauvelt, Piermont, Nyack, South Nyack, Palisades, Norwood and Orangeburg, New York and he can help you too.

Teeth can be damaged from trauma to your face of jaws, or from infection, or from deep dental decay which has reached the inside of your tooth. The inside of your tooth is an area known as the pulp chamber and it contains the nerves and blood supply to your tooth. When the pulp is traumatized or damaged, fluid and inflammation build up inside your tooth, resulting in pressure and pain. Root canal treatment will eliminate the infection, pressure and pain, and you can still keep your tooth.

There are some obvious signs and symptoms which may indicate you need a root canal. You need to pay attention to:

  • Unrelenting, throbbing pain that will not go away
  • Sharp pain when you consume hot or cold foods or beverages
  • Pain that radiates to other areas of your face or jaws
  • Swelling or redness in your gums around the tooth
  • Bleeding, drainage or pus coming from your gums near the tooth

If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, it’s important to visit Dr. Williams. He will take x-rays and do tests on your tooth to see if it is compromised and could benefit from root canal therapy.

Only your dentist will know for sure if root canal therapy is what your tooth needs. If you are suffering from dental pain, call Dr. Thomas Williams at Dedicated Dental Services in Sparkill, NY, and serving residents of Old Tappan, Sparkill, Tappan, Blauvelt, Piermont, Nyack, South Nyack, Palisades, Norwood and Orangeburg, New York. Call today!

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