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3 Telltale Signs That Your Tooth May Need a Root Canal

September 30, 2019
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Posted By: Palm Family Dentistry
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You've been noticing that twinge in your tooth when you drink your coffee in the morning, and now it's starting to take longer to go away. You wonder if it's time you contact your dentist in Prairieville, LA , and the answer is yes!

If your tooth is experiencing prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot or cold, it could be indicating decay that might be close to causing an infection. Once your tooth is infected, you will need root canal treatment to eliminate your discomfort and preserve your tooth. Contacting your dentist right away may mean you can treat the tooth before it becomes infected.

Here are some of the other telltale signs of an infected tooth.

Pain or Discomfort When Chewing

If you notice that you're avoiding your sensitive tooth when chewing, it's also another sign that it's time to see your 70769 dentist. An infected tooth can make eating your food difficult and painful.

Swelling of the Surrounding Gums

Are the gums near or around your sensitive tooth swollen or tender? This is another sign of problems occurring in your tooth. A tooth infection can spread to other teeth, so it's essential to be proactive and visit your dentist for a checkup as soon as possible. 

A White Pimple on the Gum Tissue

Have you seen a pimple on your gum tissue that reoccurs or doesn't seem to go away? This is another indicator of a dental infection. Even if the pimple is not causing you discomfort, it's a good idea to have your dentist take a look at it.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you are having severe dental pain or a toothache, we encourage you to contact Prairieville, LA dentist, Dr. Daniel Palm. We offer comfortable root canal treatment and we can get you feeling healthy again in no time at one of our two convenient locations in Baton Rouge or Prairieville, LA. Call Palm Family Dentistry today at (225) 927-7545 for more information.

 

 

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