Signs You May Need a Root Canal
By Charlotte Root Canal Center
January 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Despite popular belief, root canals don't bring you pain, they help relieve you of it. Early intervention with root canal therapy will also help root canalyou keep your smile intact. There are a few telltale signs that you need a root canal. When you notice these issues, it’s important that you see an endodontist at the Charlotte Root Canal Center in Charlotte, NC at your earliest convenience. 

A Tooth Hurts
When one of your teeth hurts, it is a pain that it's very difficult to ignore. It’s hard to eat, talk, and in some cases sleep when you have a bad toothache. Pain is one of the first signs that you may have tooth decay. Sometimes the discomfort starts as tooth sensitivity then gradually develops into a throbbing ache. In either case, see an endodontist for a checkup.

Unusual Odor
When an infection starts in a tooth, the bad bacteria can emit an unusual odor that makes your breath smell bad every day. Even after you have thoroughly brushed your teeth, flossed, and rinsed, the smell is still there. Unexplained mouth odor can be a sign that there is tooth decay.

Dark Spot on a Tooth
If you see a dark spot on a tooth that is not an amalgam filling, that could be a sign of tooth decay. Bad bacteria erode the enamel of the tooth turning it black in the process. During a root canal, your Charlotte, NC endodontist will clean out the hole, disinfect the tooth, and then cover it securely with a permanent crown.

Know for Sure
Don't play the guessing game for too long if you think you may need a root canal. The sooner you have the tooth treated, the more likely you’ll be able to avoid extraction. Call the Charlotte Root Canal Center in Charlotte, NC at 704-375-4252 to schedule a visit with Dr. Ramesh Sunar.