5 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Root canal therapy is performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected. Dr. Jonathan Lovell and Dr. Matthew Scheerhornroot canal Superstition Mountain Dental in Gold Canyon, AZ, offer comfortable, efficient root canal treatments. They offer patients the latest in endodontic treatments. Here are five signs you may need a root canal. 

1- A Toothache- The most common symptom that may indicate the need for root canal therapy is a toothache. Its level may range from mild to severe. The pain may affect your ability to enjoy a full night's sleep. Root canal treatment will alleviate your tooth pain and improve your well-being.

2- Hot/Cold Sensitivity- Some people are naturally sensitive to hot and cold beverages and foods. However, prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold beverages and foods may be a sign of tooth pulp damage. Nerve damage causes tooth pain and sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages.

3- Bump on the Gum- A pimple-like bump that forms on the gum is a sign that root canal treatment is needed. This pimple-like bump will often go away and then come back. Contact your Gold Canyon dentist if you notice a small pimple-like bump on your gum.

4- Tooth Discoloration- Tooth discoloration is common, particularly in those who use tobacco and drink coffee. However, one severely discolored tooth may be a sign that root canal therapy is needed.

5- Swollen Gums- Gum inflammation is a sign that nerve damage is present. Gum inflammation can indicate decay within a tooth, which has spread into the gum via the root of the tooth. The swelling will not subside until you have root canal therapy. Root canal therapy will return your tooth to full function.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call Superstition Mountain Dental at 480-671-7777 right now to schedule an appointment in Gold Canyon, AZ. We can provide all the relief you need. You have nothing to lose but your pain!