You will need root canal treatment if tooth decay or injury causes infection of the internal pulp. The advent of laser root canals has made this process much faster, more convenient, and more thorough than traditional root canals.
How do you know if you need root canal orthodontist treatment?
Root canals are usually recommended by dentists if the infection has penetrated deep into the tooth. The pulp (inner tooth) can become infected for reasons such as an untreated cavity or injury.
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If the infection is not treated for a long time, it can hit the tooth severely and cause a replacement. If you experience one or more of the following symptoms due to tooth decay, you may need root canal treatment.
A severe toothache – especially when you chew food and put pressure on certain areas of your teeth.
When you find that the gums around the infected teeth are tender and swollen.
When your infected teeth darken or change color.
When you see small pimples on the surface of the gums that cause toothache.
Not every symptom you experience will require you to undergo root canal treatment. There are several signs and symptoms that indicate that alternative dental treatments may be needed.
If you have a mild toothache that doesn't last long after you eat or drink something hot or cold. Your teeth may be more sensitive to hot and cold foods and liquids. You may also have recently had a dental procedure.