How do I know if I need a root canal?
The most common reason for needing a root canal is if you are experiencing pain in your tooth. The intensity of the pain can vary, and it may get worse when you bite down on the tooth. Sometimes the tooth will be overly sensitive to hot and cold foods and liquids. Your gums might also be swollen near the area in question.
What if I am experiencing these symptoms?
When you have any of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to contact your dentist right away—especially if the pain is severe. When you call us, we can talk about your symptoms over the phone and determine if you need to come to our office immediately.
If you are feeling anxious about needing a root canal, you should know that with today’s modern dental techniques and equipment, they are no longer a procedure to be feared. In fact, root canal therapy is no worse than getting a cavity filled. We will numb the entire area so you won’t feel a thing.
Dental pain, swelling, and tenderness are never normal. Give your dentist in Charlotte, Dr. Harlow, a call if you are experiencing any of those, and he can determine if a root canal procedure is necessary.