How Can You Tell If A Toothache Will Call For A Root Canal?
Posted July 13, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental
Your tooth hurts when you try to put pressure on it. You feel uncomfortable when it is exposed to heat, or cold. You may even feel persistent pain throughout your day. When you have some, or all, of these problems, what can your Reno, NV dentist’s office do to help? Many people who experience chronic pain or sensitivity in their tooth are experiencing the effects of an infection, which will require a root canal treatment. This restorative dental procedure offers important help in your fight against advanced cavities and infections. Without care, your tooth’s condition can continue to worsen until you have to have it removed! An infection also creates a risk because it can spread through the root of your tooth, and continue to do harm.
People who have tooth infections can experience pain, sensitivity, and some swelling around the tooth. Your problem may be the result of a cavity that was not treated in time, but physical damage can also lead to an infection. If you try to ignore your symptoms, and continue to avoid the dentist’s office, you can experience tooth loss, and have your infection spread.
When you set appointments to enjoy routine preventive care from your dentist, you can catch problems with tooth decay that might lead to serious troubles before those troubles start. Early detection and treatment can mean only having a dental filling placed after a small cavity is removed. That means more of your tooth is spared from the harm caused when decay forms. It also means avoiding more involved treatment. It should be pointed out that by attending checkups (and doing your part to care for your smile at home), you will have a lower risk of having a cavity to begin with.
A toothache is not something you should just ignore – if you have an issue with persistent discomfort, reach out to Wager-Evans Dental. Our practice is ready to help you deal with a concern, so that you can avoid complications, and return your smile to ideal health. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, please contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.