root canal treatment Concord, NC

When Would You Need a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment is performed when the tooth’s pulp is inflamed or infected. The procedure aims to clean out the infection, remove any damaged or inflamed tissue, and seal the gap left to prevent further damage. Clifford C. Compton III DDS, PA provides exceptional dentistry in Concord, NC, tailored to meet each patient’s needs comprehensively. 

Below are a few instances when you would need to visit your dentist for a root canal treatment.

Persistent Tooth Pain

Pulp damage often manifests in severe, persistent pain in the impacted tooth. Such pain may also be caused by an injury, resulting in a cracked or loose tooth. We provide quality emergency dentistry to deal with this pain in such cases.

Tooth Sensitivity

Dental pulp has nerve receptors that detect hot or cold sensations in the mouth. Temperature sensitivity is a common sign of pulp inflammation or infection, which we can remedy through dental implants. Our team of experienced professionals will evaluate a patient’s overall dental health before deciding on the type of implant required.

Swollen Gums

Swollen gums may be caused by pulp inflammation or infection. This swelling could indicate a more serious problem, such as bone loss, tooth loss, or systemic infection, requiring root canal treatment. We specialize in family dentistry, especially if several members of a family experience this dental condition.

Jaw Joint Disorder

Inflammation or infection of the root canal can cause discomfort to spread to the jaw, ear, or temple, necessitating TMD / TMJ treatments. This condition could lead to inflammation in the tooth’s root, which can cause decay and infection. Symptoms may include dizziness, head and ear aches, jaw joint tightening and facial pain.

Tooth Discoloration

Tooth decay or pulp death can cause teeth to darken or turn colors. The tooth may have lost vitality and turned yellow, gray, or black due to trauma or profound decay reaching the pulp. If one notices any discoloration, it could be a symptom of pulp damage, and should consult a dentist as soon as possible.

Breathing Disruption

With sleep apnea, breathing is repeatedly disrupted throughout the night, making it a potentially life-threatening sleep condition. The tissue inside the tooth can become necrotic due to a lack of oxygen, resulting in an abscess and the need for a root canal treatment. Root canal treatment might be necessary due to this condition in extreme instances.

CallClifford C. Compton III DDS, PA for professional dental services.