root canal infection

What Are the Warning Signs of a Root Canal Infection?

Root canals are a common procedure, and are needed when the pulp or soft tissue inside the root canal is infected or inflamed. The infection can be caused by injury, a crack, or bacteria. Root canals can help to restore your teeth back to a healthy condition.

In most cases patients will experience symptoms indicating that something is wrong, but some do not have any symptoms at all. Attending your regular visits to our office can help ensure your teeth look healthy and are free of infection. Infections should be treated right away, or complications such as an abscess can form. This can lead to more serious issues, and unwanted visits to the dentist. To preserve our natural teeth, it is important to address any pain or issues you have as soon as possible.

Symptoms That Indicate You May Have a Root Canal Infection

  • Pain in or around the tooth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Injury to a tooth
  • Pain while chewing food
  • Jaw or tissue around tooth is tender to the touch
  • Swelling or drainage around the gums or tooth

If you have a root canal infection, the good news is the infection can be treated right away. Root canals are a common procedure, and the recovery is minimal. Most patients can return to normal activity shortly after the procedure is complete. During the recovery you may experience some swelling or pain around the area, but this should subside after a few days.

Following good oral hygiene habits at home can help prevent issues, and keep your teeth and mouth looking and feeling healthy. Keeping your teeth and gums free of bacteria can prevent infection. Root canals can last a lifetime if you take care of your teeth, and follow good oral hygiene habits.

Interested in Finding Out More About Root Canals?

If you are ready to find out more about root canal therapy and how this may benefit you, contact R2 Center for Dentistry. Our doctors have years of experience performing root canals, and provide the highest level of care. Our office is equipped with the latest technology, and we create a calm and relaxing environment for all of our patients. We know finding that perfect dentist is stressful, and we want our patients to know they are in good hands when they enter our office. Come experience quality dentistry you can trust, and join our dental family.

To schedule your appointment or to find out more about root canal therapy, contact R2 Center for Dentistry, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

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