How do I know if I need a root canal?
One of the usual first signs of needing a root canal is painful toothache. It may start out mild enough, but it will more than likely become unbearable at some point. This sends most people to the dentist for an emergency appointment.
Here are some signs that you might need a root canal:
- A toothache that goes from mild to excruciating
- A white, pimple-like spot on the gum near the affected tooth
- Sudden sensitivity to cold or heat
- Dark discolouration of the affected tooth
- Decay deep in the tooth
If you have any signs that you might need a root canal, it’s best to call our Alderley, QLD dental clinic immediately to schedule a booking. If the tooth is left untreated, you might eventually need to have it extracted. The infection can also spread to your other teeth, putting them at risk as well.
The root canal has had a bad rap over the years with a reputation for being a painful procedure. The truth is that the root canal isn’t painful; it’s the toothache pain that leads up to it. The area near the affected tooth will be completely anaesthetised before we start treatment.
Don’t let dental pain get the best of you. We welcome your call to our Alderley, QLD dental surgery. We leave room in our schedule for dental emergencies.