Causeway Dentistry

What are the signs I need a root canal?

Tooth injury and deep tooth infection often lead to root canal treatment in Clearwater, FL. Fortunately, root canal therapy relieves your pain and rids you of symptoms. It also saves your tooth from extraction.

A root canal treatment means we use powerful anesthetics to numb the area around your infected tooth. Your Clearwater dentist then extracts the pulp and infected or inflamed tissues from the canal. Next, we rinse and clean the tooth before securing it with a temporary filling. After about two weeks, you come back to our dental office, where we fit you with a dental crown.

A dental crown is a tooth cap that blends seamlessly with your teeth, restoring function to the treated tooth.

Signs you need a root canal include:

  • Tooth pain—sometimes severe
  • Ongoing tooth sensitivity
  • A blister on the gum
  • Gum or face swelling

If you have one or more of these symptoms, it’s critical to contact our dental office to arrange an emergency dental visit with the dentist. Pain and swelling will typically escalate until you have treatment. Additionally, failure to treat can result in extraction and the spread of infection.

Contact Your Dentist in Clearwater, FL

We provide gentle treatment, including root canal therapy. If you suspect a root infection, reach out to our team as soon as possible.

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