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How do I know if I need a root canal?

One of the most common indicators of the need for root canal therapy is a toothache that goes from bad to excruciating. This is usually a sign of an infected tooth, and a root canal man with sunglasses smiling will not only eliminate your pain, but it will also save your tooth. At our Galloway, OH practice, you are in good hands should you need a root canal. You should also know: The procedure itself is no worse than getting a filling given today’s modern dentistry.

Other Root Canal Symptoms

In addition to a toothache, you might have some of the following symptoms that indicate you might need a root canal:

  • Tooth pain when you bit down
  • Swelling or tenderness in the area near the affected tooth; swelling can also spread to other areas of the face or neck
  • A white bump or pimple on the gums near the affected tooth
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the affected tooth

Don’t put off going to the dentist if you think you might need a root canal because a root canal will more than likely save your tooth, which is always the best option.

Give us a call today if you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms that you might need a root canal.

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