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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Root Canal Treatment (1)

Posted Jul 01 2009 6:42pm

What symptoms would indicate that I need a root canal treatment?
The root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is typically preceded by the following symptoms:

  • Long lasting toothache
  • Swelling in the gums and around a tooth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Pain on chewing
  • Tenderness in the tooth
  • Extreme sensitivity to heat and cold

These symptoms do not necessarily indicate a problem with your root canal. Conversely, having no symptom does not mean you do not have a root canal problem.

What does a root canal problem mean?
A root canal problem means that your dental pulp has been injured or infected. This necessitates the removal of the pulp so that you can have normal tooth growth.

Why is it important to go for a root canal treatment?
Avoiding a root canal treatment will cause the infection in your dental pulp to spread. This may eventually lead to the loss of your tooth. The treatment ensures that the infection is removed and your tooth survives.

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