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1/10/2019 by 
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There’s nothing a dental patient fears more than the words,

you need a root canal”

It haunts us every second we spend at the dentists with a toothache. Afterall, you went to the dentist for a simple filling, how did it come to this? Well it’s simple really, you didn’t really pay attention to the warning signs. Often when your dentist has to inform you of a root canal, the problem is already too severe and would require multiple visits and a very long procedure. However, the treatment can be comparatively much better if you address the problem before it has the opportunity to get out of hand. This means you need to be aware of the warning signs first.

Most people are unaware of the problem and end up going for treatments when it’s much too extensive. If you’re one of those people, then you’ve come to the right place. This post will tell you when your teeth are warning you about a root canal.

Warning signs

Do you know when your body is trying to inform you of a problem? Well, here are a few warning signs to look into:

Sign #1: Severe toothache or discomfort

Discomfort is normally known as the simpler word to use, however, when you’re in need of a root canal, you will experience severe pain in the tooth. This is especially persistent when you chew or apply pressure on the area. Usually people don’t pay attention to the pain, however, the pain of needing a tooth canal can even be severe enough to wake you from your sleep.

Note: it’s not necessary for it to be a sharp pain, in some cases it can also be a slight discomfort in the tooth.

Sign #2: Tenderness and swelling in the gums

Swelling or tenderness isn’t always a sure sign of root canal however, it does always occur whenever there is an infection so no matter the problem, you should always consider getting it checked as soon as you face swelling or the tenderness in your gums. This swelling may be slight but in some cases, it may be quite pronounced, extending to your cheeks and causing your face to swell up as well.

Sign #3: Discoloration or darkening of the tooth

This usually happens when there is some problem with the nerve space and it serves as the only definitive feature that allows the dentist to identify a problem such as root canal. However, even this doesn’t always mean that a root canal is needed but it’s always better to get it checked out with the dentists since it can mean your nerves are exposed out.

While there isn’t yet a definitive sign of root canal, these problems might still be a contribution for it. If you face them, always visit your dentist since they could also be signs of other serious problem with your teeth.

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