When Root Canal Treatment is Necessary
If tooth pain is persistent or you notice that your teeth have a lot of tooth decay or cracks, you may need a root canal in White Plains and Mt. Kisco, NY to save the tooth. Many dentists recommend a root canal when they notice signs of an infection of the tooth pulp. The only way to save the tooth at this stage is to remove the infected pulp and seal the tooth with a restoration. Neglecting to do so can lead to tooth loss.
Symptoms of an Infected / Inflamed Tooth
One of the most common symptoms of an infected tooth is excessive tooth pain. You may also notice swelling or a bump on the gum and the tooth may be tender to bite on. Symptoms of a severely inflamed tooth include severe sensitivity to hot and/or cold as well as pain that is worse at night or when you lie down.