On the other hand, there may be no symptoms at all. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can eventually cause pain, swelling and loss of the supporting bone. Root canal treatment’ is another name for endodontic treatment. In previous years, your tooth would have been removed under similar circumstances, but now we can save affected teeth and keep your smile natural for even longer. Below are some signs that you may require a root canal treatment:
A dull ache from a tooth
Over-sensitivity to hot and cold foods and dinks
Pain when biting or chewing
Swollen gum tissue
Modern dental technology has made root canal treatments both routine and stress-free, so even anxious patients can decide to keep their teeth in healthy shape. If endodontic therapy is recommended, your dentist will explain the procedure in detail so that you know what to expect. After treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days due to inflammation of the surrounding tissues. This discomfort can be relieved by taking mild analgesics or painkillers available over the counter at the pharmacy. However, if the pain persists and is severe, or a swelling occurs, you should contact your dentist.