Signs You Might Need Root Canal Therapy

  • experienced_oral_surgeon Severe Tooth Pain

    Decay and infection can extend deep into a tooth where the nerves are, resulting in some serious pain. Even if you may not feel a toothache the whole time, you might feel it when you’re chewing or when you apply some pressure to the area.

  • wisdom_teeth Tooth Sensitivity

    Sometimes it’s not pain (or just pain) that a person needing a root canal might feel but tooth sensitivity instead. This sensitivity is easily noticeable when you drink or eat something particularly hot or something quite cold. Then, that sensation lingers for longer than normal.

  • Better_Fitting_Dentures Darkening of Tooth

    Have you seen that one of your teeth is a different color than the others? Sometimes, when a tooth becomes darker, it means that there’s an issue going on inside of it that requires a dentist and root canal treatment to fix.

Can You Be Sedated During a Root Canal?

If you’re nervous about getting a root canal, know that this is a completely common feeling to have but that we can help. Signature Smiles Dental has , including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation, that can help you feel utterly relaxed as we perform the root canal. Just ask your Signature Smiles dentist about getting sedation when planning your root canal treatment!

What Do I Need to Do After a Root Canal?

The Signature Smiles team will give you all the information you need to enjoy a smooth recovery after your root canal. One of the most important things you can do is be gentle with the treatment area in the beginning by sticking to soft foods. If you experience any post-treatment discomfort, which will wear off as time goes on, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever. As always, if you have a question about how your tooth is healing, don’t hesitate to ask us.

Ready to get a root canal and return to a healthy smile?