When a tooth becomes cracked or broken, bacterial infection can occur. Left untreated, this infection can spread throughout the body and lead to a variety of other serious health problems. Root canal therapy can be used to repair and salvage the damaged tooth, while also helping to prevent further infection. Root canals are among the most common procedures performed at Beach Dental Care. Some of the signs that you may need a root canal include:
- Severe pain while chewing
- Swollen or tender gums
- Persistent tooth pain that keeps you awake at night
- Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
- Discoloration of the tooth, specifically grey or lavender
If you notice any of these signs, it’s imperative that you schedule a dental exam right away.