Know if you need a root canal treatment

Pain in the teeth could be caused by a number of factors and is something that should surely not be ignored. It could be caused by an underlying infection that could lead to nerve damage and tooth loss, if not treated in time. If you experience pain or sensitivity in your teeth, you should contact your Stamford dentist immediately to know if you need root canals.

At the center of your tooth lies the pulp, which is made up of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. Infection in the pulp could cause a sharp pain in the tooth while chewing or biting food. You may also experience pain and sensitivity while eating or drinking cold or warm foods. Another sign could be a constant throbbing pain that intensifies as you change your posture. Apart from this, you may also experience tenderness and swelling in the gums, that may extend to your face and neck in severe cases. Sometimes, the tooth may feel elevated and pus may appear. If you notice the color of your tooth getting darker, but are not experiencing pain, it could indicate severe infection and damage to the nerves.

All of the above signs could indicate an infection in the tooth pulp and should not be ignored. Root Canal treatment is undertaken to remove an infected pulp. Once the pulp has been removed, a filling is put to avoid bacterial infection and the tooth is covered with a crown for added protection.

At Stamford Dental Spa, we provide comfortable and painless root canals. Contact us for an assessment of your teeth to know if you need a root canal treatment.