There are many symptoms that indicate a patient may be in need of a root canal. A severe tooth ache is one of the most common indicators of a problem. Other symptoms include tooth sensitivity, gum swelling and tenderness and discoloration around the tooth itself. If a tooth in this condition goes untreated, the patient risks getting a more serious infection and losing the tooth all together.
The root canal procedure used to be thought of as a painful experience; however there are steps that Centennial dental care can take to reduce the amount of pain you feel. Once the root canal has been completed and the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, the dentist will seal the hole. The dentist may prescribe some medicine if an infection is present.