Signs You May Need a Root Canal

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold food or drinks, which might continue even when the hot or cold is no longer near a tooth.
  • Discoloration or darkening around the tooth that does not fade away with teeth whitening.
  • Severe toothache when applying any type of pressure around the area of the tooth or eating.
  • A regular pimple on the gums. Sometimes it will leak pus or fluid.
  • Sensitivity or inflammation of gums near the tooth that may cause the need for periodontal care.
  • A bad taste that remains in the mouth even after brushing and flossing.
  • Increasing aching and throbbing around the tooth. Sometimes this pain increases on bending or lying down.
  • Difficulty sleeping due to tooth pain.
  • Pain radiating to other areas of the mouth, ears, jaw, ears or head.
  • Consuming over the counter pain relief to help relieve the symptoms.
  • Toothache that persists for 10 seconds or longer.
  • Tooth pain that does not have a trigger.

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