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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

When the inside of your tooth is infected, it can become inflamed and cause pain. When you experience this pain, the only way to get rid of the pain and keep your smile healthy is usually with root canal therapy. Root canal therapy from Dr. Clark Wright in Venice, FL, is effective and stress-free and can help get your smile back to its full function.

Symptoms You May Need a Root Canal

When the pulp of the tooth, which is the inside of the tooth, is infected, it can cause extreme pain and stop you from being able to focus on your daily life, and can stop you from being comfortable eating the food that you enjoy. Some signs to be aware of when you need a root canal are:

  • Persistent Pain.
  • Sensitivity to Temperature.
  • Swollen Gums.
  • Discoloration in the Tooth.
  • Chips or Cracks.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, the pulp of your tooth may be affected and you should talk to your Venice, FL, dentist immediately to discuss whether or not you may need a root canal.

What is a Root Canal?

During a root canal, your dentist will first numb the affected area to make the process as comfortable as possible. Next, they will put a small opening in the top of the tooth, exposing the infected pulp. Once the tooth is cleaned out, your dentist will fill it with a material called gutta-percha and seal the opening to protect the tooth and prevent any future damage from happening.

Once the infected pulp is removed and the tooth is healed, you should be pain-free and able to return to your normal life.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If you are dealing with persistent tooth pain, you may need to contact your dentist to discover if you need a root canal. Call Dr. Clark Wright in Venice, FL, (941) 493-5923 today!

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