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Signs You’re At-Risk for Needing a Root Canal Treatment

Signs You’re At-Risk for Needing a Root Canal Treatment
While root canal treatments are often considered to be one of the most highly dreaded procedures, modern day advances have made it a quick and relatively painfree procedure.

If you’ve been suffering from unexplainable aches and pains in your mouth, this may be a sign that you’re at-risk for needing a root canal treatment. At Catonsville Dental Care, our experienced oral surgeons and dentists can perform a single-visit endodontic treatment to maximize your oral health. While root canal treatments are often considered to be one of the most highly dreaded procedures, modern day advances have made it a quick and relatively painfree procedure. For most individuals, a root canal treatment can be performed in under 2 hours with a recovery period that lasts less than a week. That means that you can be in and out of the dentist office and back to your regular routine within no time. 

What’s a Root Canal Treatment? 

Even hearing the words “root canal” might make the bravest individual want to immediately run and hide. However, root canal treatments are incredibly beneficial for increasing oral health. If it’s been determined that you need a root canal treatment, it’s likely due to an infected root canal that’s overfilled with bacteria. A root canal treatment removes bacteria from the infected canal to optimize oral health. Then, the tooth is cleaned & disinfected. Finally, the tooth is filled and sealed to prevent a reinfection from occurring. This treatment is necessary and failure to receive a root canal treatment when you need one can result in the bacterial infection spreading throughout the rest of your body.

Pain, Toothaches, Color Changes, and Foul Odor

How can you know you’re at-risk for needing a root canal treatment? Before you step foot into Catonsville Dental Care, you may already be experiencing a few telltale symptoms that indicate you’re in need of a root canal. These symptoms can manifest in pain, toothaches, and foul odor emanating from your mouth. For some individuals, an infection can change the color of your tooth, leading a pearly white tooth to change colors to grey. This discoloration can be an indicator of dead pulp within your tooth that needs to be cleared through a root canal treatment. 

Swollen Gums Might Mean You Need a Root Canal Treatment

Your gums are red, inflamed, and swollen. No matter what you do, they seem to be in a constant state of inflammation. If your gums are particularly red around one tooth in particular, this may indicate that you’re at-risk for needing a root canal treatment. It’s best to contact Catonsville Dental Care for a consultation to check on your swollen gums to determine if it’s due to an infected root canal. Our experienced dentists and hygienists can perform a thorough examination of your mouth to determine your most appropriate treatment plan. Contact us today!

Schedule Your General Dentistry Checkup With Catonsville Dental Care 

Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentistsavailable at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

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