How to Know if you need a Root canal Great neck

Great neck root canal,
by on June 24, 2016
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Signs You’ll Notice

As a patient, these symptoms will be the most obvious to you:

  • Pain: This can range from dull aches to sharp pains as well as from mild to severe. You may also feel throbbing and the pain may be inconsistent.
  • Gum Tenderness: Tender and swollen gums near the affected tooth may occur. The swollen areas may or may not experience pain when touched.
  • Increased Symptom Frequency: While at first symptoms might be sporadic, they usually increase in frequency and duration.
  • Varied Symptoms: You may experience a combination of these symptoms in various degrees.

Signs Your Endodontist Will Notice

Dr Michael Baharestani DDS Root canal specialist in Great Neck will use these signs to indicate a root issue:

  • Radiolucency: In a routine X-Ray, your dental professional may notice ark spots indicating a damaged root.
  • Gum Boils: The official name is fistulous tracts, but most patients refer to these pimple-like occurrences as gum boils. They typically form at the tip of the tooth root.
  • Darkened Teeth: A single or standout darkened tooth may indicate inner root problems.
  • Exposed Tooth Nerve: An exposed tooth root is a clear indication for professional intervention.

What You Should Do If You Think You Need a Root Canal?

If you are worried you need a root canal, you should:

  • Make an Appointment: The first thing you should do is make an appointment with your dental professional. Go in as soon as possible to catch the issue as early as possible.
  • Submit to Diagnostic Testing: Your dental professional will use a range of equipment like X-Rays to determine the true cause of your symptoms.

After consulting with Dr. Baharestani , ask about the next steps in the process and how to prevent future root canals. Give us a call or set up your appointment online.