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Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Root Canal?


Posted on 10/31/2023 by Weo Admin
3D rendered cross-section view of a tooth and its roots in Portland, ORWhen you have severe tooth pain, a dentist might recommend you undergo root canal treatment. Many people fear this procedure as they consider it painful, but the opposite is true. This dental restoration procedure helps to relieve pain from tooth abscesses or infections.

The dentist removes the infected pulp and cleans the tooth to disinfect the area before sealing it. This procedure saves you from losing your teeth. When you have a toothache, you may wonder whether this is the right option. Here are symptoms that can indicate you are an ideal candidate for a root canal:

Severe And Persistent Tooth Pain


Tooth pain is an indicator you may need a root canal. The pain can be consistent or come and go. It can be deep in the tooth bone or referred, causing jaw and face pain. Infections and cavities are the common causes of this pain.

When you have severe persistent pain, see a dentist who can help assess your situation. The pain may be due to another cause and not requiring a root canal which only early diagnosis can reveal.

High Sensitivity To Cold And Heat


Are you sensitive to hot and cold food or drinks? You may be experiencing sharp or dull pain. If it does not stop after eating or drinking, you might require a root canal. The hurting is an indication of damaged blood vessels and nerves. You need to remove the infected pulp to prevent the spread of infection to other teeth or regions in your mouth.



Cracked Tooth


Your teeth might crack due to trauma or chewing hard elements. Bacteria can find a habitat on the crack causing infection and inflammation. A chipped tooth can also damage your teeth' nerves and blood vessels. The ideal option to fix this issue is to consider root canal therapy.

If you are struggling with a persistent toothache or have one of the above symptoms, you are an ideal candidate for a root canal. Visit our offices for diagnosis and treatment.







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