WHY YOU MIGHT NEED A ROOT CANAL
You will probably be able to notice a chipped tooth, discoloration, or certain other dental complications like gingivitis just by looking at your teeth and gums. In the event that you sustain damage or infection to the pulp of a tooth, you will likely feel the symptoms rather than see them. In this case you may need a root canal. Here’s a look at some of the most common reasons you may need to see your dentist in Naples for a root canal.
Treat Abscess and Infection
In the event that the pulp of one of your teeth dies, a pocket of pus may form around the root and continue to accumulate among the dead, infected nerve tissue. This is associated with an abscessed tooth and it may be visually manifested as a pimple-like bump on your gums. Your abscessed tooth may cause you to have a bad taste in your mouth. The abscess may develop and spread infection to the bone if a root canal treatment is not performed. You may use antibiotics to mediate the infection, but root canal treatment is necessary in order to completely remove it.
Although many factors may contribute to the development of a toothache, this painful symptom should not be ignored. You may want to pay special attention to a toothache if it is accompanied by sensitivity to temperature both while a hot or cold material is present and after it has been removed. This pain may crop up sporadically and even develop into a headache. These symptoms typically occur when the tooth that needs a root canal is still alive. If it has died, you will probably only notice the pain when you put pressure on the affected tooth. A root canal procedure can clean out your infected pulp and alleviate your pain.
If you have recently undergone several dental procedures over a short period of time, the stress placed on your tooth may cause inflammation. Your dentist can evaluate your tooth to determine whether the inflammation can be reversed with a root canal procedure.